Photos by Niki Chan
At Park City’s Good Karma restaurant, Iranian-born chef/owner Houman Gohary tempts the taste buds with his unique Indo-Persian cuisine while also treating guests as though they’re family. Gohary is affable and seemingly always beaming with a broad smile. Signature dishes at Good Karma include salmon Parsi, beef tenderloin Sultani and the restaurant’s very popular curries.
You wouldn’t think of such a nice guy being in a throw-down with Bobby Flay, but Gohary appeared in the “Poking and Prodding” episode of Food Network Channel’s Beat Bobby Flay, honorably representing Utah’s culinary scene. He’s also appeared on The Today Show and been featured with Rachael Ray.
For Devour, Gohary prepares his luscious lamb shish kebabs, seasoning local Morgan Valley leg of lamb cubes with housemade yogurt, tomato paste, lime juice, spices like turmeric, salt and black pepper, along with grated onion, before skewering them. Red onion, yellow, green and red bell peppers, and the lamb cubes alternate on skewers and are placed on a hot grill until seared on all sides. Then they’re sprinkled with somac (a Persian spice from dried berries) and served with raita and basmati rice or pita bread.
Sheesh! That is crazy good shish kebab! ❖
1782 Prospector Ave., Park City