Saffron & Orange Blossom Ice Cream “Bastani”

The Persians introduced ice cream and a few other icy desserts to the Arabs after their invasion of Iran. Ice cream itself reached Europe by way of the Arab invasion of Sicily in the 8th century, so Ice cream is definitely a Persian thing ๐Ÿ˜Š Traditionally “Bastani” has a chewy texture due to the addition…

Ghalieh Mahi – Persian Herbed Fish

Ghalieh Mahi is a fragrant fish dish that originates from the Caspian Sea region in Iran where fresh fish is abundant. It has an exciting piquant flavour that is typical of many Persian dishes and is served mostly at the beginning of spring. My version is prepared differently to the traditional version (which is a…