Herbed Lamb Stew (Sabzi Govurma)

herbed lamb stew (sabzi govurma)
Herbed Lamb Stew (Sabzi Govurma)Jason Lang

Garlic chives, which taste similar to scallions but with a faintly spicy raw garlic flavor, are common in Azeri stews. In this one, the butter-stewed greens feature as prominently as the lamb, if not more so. A bit of verjus (unripened grape juice) or lemon juice brings lift and acidity to the stew's deep flavors.