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"Triple D Nation: Smothered and Covered"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 4, 2020 
Aired on: September 4, 2020 
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Red Iguana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Iguana ($$)
(3753 ratings)

736 W N Temple Map It!
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
www.rediguana.com
  • Mole Negro
    "the king of moles"; dried chile mulato, negro pasilla, Mexican chocolate, raisins, peanuts, walnuts & plantains tossed w/ chicken or turkey; looks good
  • Tacos Don Ramon
    a favorite; three crisp corn tacos filled w/ tender top sirloin tips, grilled w/ pork chorizo, garnished w/ shredded lettuce and queso cotija, served w/ pico de gallo and a salsa de aguacate (Don Ramon is the the owner/chef's father); looks good
  • Mole Amarillo
    golden raisins, yellow tomato & bell pepper, yellow zucchini, guajillo, aji & habanero, onion, garlic & herbs, all cooked, spiced & blended; tossed w/ chicken
  • Pistachio Mole
    chili poblano, onion, tomato, garlic, jalapeno, epazote, white wine, herbs & spices; cooked in vegetable stock w/ pistachios & blended; poured over dishes like chicken then topped w/ pistachios; served w/ spanish rice, refried beans & tortillas
  • Pork Carnitas
    pork pieces cooked in juices w/ spices & orange pulp; fried w/ Mexican beer & evaporated milk; served w/ refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapeno & tortillas
4.5 out of 5
3753 ratings
opened in 1985; Mexican restaurant awarded/recognized in numerous publications including Fodor's, Zagat's and UrbanSpoon ("Number One Restaurant in Salt Lake" - 2010)
  • Ox Tails
  • Rabbit Stew
    "top 5 I've ever had"; looks good
  • Louis Fries
    famous garlic fries covered w/ sweetbreads in a red wine mushroom sauce; topped w/ goat cheese crumbles & parsley
  • Sweetbreads
    prepared in 2 different styles; sautéed w/ garlic, peppers, mushrooms & onions; or prepared in red wine & mushroom sauce
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
est 1967; Basque menu, family-style seating & authentically costumed servers; under new ownership w/ retained recipes, staff & traditions
  • Pancakes
    homemade; plate-sized
  • Lamb Shank
    a popular special; roasted for 2.5 hrs; fall-off-the-bone tender; looks good
  • Biscuits & Gravy
    family recipe buttermilk biscuits topped w/ gravy made from breakfast sausage & seasonings; served w/ home fries, hash browns, grits or oatmeal
  • Braised Short Ribs
    special menu item; ribs cooked 2+ hrs in stock, onions, carrots, garlic & spices; served w/ mashed potatoes & string beans
3.5 out of 5
618 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. in 1957; started as a bakery then added the restaurant in the 1980s

"Triple D Nation: Smothered and Covered"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 4, 2020 
Aired on: September 4, 2020