Herbed Rice with Fish Tahdig (Sabzi Polo ba Tahdig-e Mahi)

Herbed Rice with Fish Tahdig (Sabzi Polo ba Tahdig-e Mahi)
Have a fishmonger remove the branzino’s spine and ribs, to make the fish more malleable and prevent bones from sneaking into the rice.Zachary Zavislak

When they come in contact with the bottom of the pot at the correct heat, the pair of whole fish in this dish will form a crispy skin amid the tahdig and infuse the surrounding rice with extra flavor. A medium fish, such as branzino, works well because its size allows the flesh within to stay moist and flaky while the skin caramelizes and crisps.

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