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Risotto Milanese


Traditional Italian risotto which highlights the warm, aromatic flavour of saffron. It is great on its own with salad or as an accompaniment to osso bucco, chicken, veal or pork. Ingredients Pinch saffron threads 1 litre chicken stock 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion diced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 ½ cups Arborio Rice […]

Saffron Aioli

Saffron Aioli

Aioli is a Spanish condiment which is traditionally made from garlic and olive oil. This version includes an egg yolk which help it to emulsify and of course, some saffron for fantastic colour and flavour. Saffron aioli goes really well with poached fish or use it as an accompaniment to fried entrees like cauliflower or […]

Nargesi Esfenaaj


Servings: 3 Ingredients: Fresh spinach, 1kg Eggs, 3 Onion, 2 – 3 small, thinly sliced – Garlic, 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped Cooking Oil Pinch of Persian All Red Saffron Salt, Black pepper Direction: Wash spinach and cut into small pieces. Slightly cook with half a cup of water and a bit of salt […]

Saffron Broth with Chicken meatball & Chickpeas

Saffron Broth with chicken meatball and chickpeas

Saffron broth with chicken meatballs and chickpeas This is a really homely and satisfying dish that’s popular with adults and kids alike. Its best with homemade chicken stock however I have to admit to cheating once or twice with good quality bought stock which was also very nice. You can serve this as an entree […]

Swedish Saffron Muffins

Swedish Saffron Muffins

Saffron is the star ingredient in these Swedish muffins which have a lovely yellow colour . They have an almost savoury taste that’s punctuated by the sweetness of the raisins. When I haven’t had any raisins in the house I’ve also used dates which are equally delicious but not traditional. These are great for breakfast […]

Kashmiri Qorma

Kashmiri Qorma with saffron

This is a beautiful aromatic curry from the Kashmiri region in India. The addition of the fried raisins at the end gives it a great variation in texture and sweetness. Serves 4-6 This is a beautiful aromatic curry from the Kashmiri region in India. The addition of the fried raisins at the end gives it […]

Almond-Saffron cake

almond saffron cake

Ingredients 1/3 cup milk 1 jar saffron threads ( a generous 1/2 teaspoon) Grated zest of 1 orange ( about 2 teaspoons) 2 cups all-purpose flour* 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 (8-ounce/240ml) can or 1 cup almond paste 1 cup powdered sugar, extra for […]

Plov (Uzbek Rice Pilaf)

saffron rice

Ingredients 1 cup long-grained rice 1/4 cup oil (or lamb or duck fat) 2 large carrots, shredded on the small holes of a box grater 2 medium onions, sliced into thin half moons 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons coriander, toasted and freshly ground 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, toasted and freshly ground 1 teaspoon smoked […]

Saffron Scented Cauliflower Pasta

saffron scented cauliflower pasta

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads 1 cup boiling water 1 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 small onion diced 1 head cauliflower, chopper into bite size pieces Salt an pepper to taste 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup pine […]

Steamed Mussels in a Saffron Broth

steamed mussels in a saffron broth

Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 1/2 tablespoons whipping cream 1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice 4 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded Preparation Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté for […]

A Spanish Paella


Serves 4 Ingredients 14 oz jar artichoke hearts, drained and quartered (reserve the liquid) 1/2 cup brown rice 1 teaspoon salt 24 fl.oz water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons thyme, freshly chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped […]

Creamy Saffron Shrimp with Gnocchi and Caramelized Onion

cream saffron shrimp with gnocchi and caramelize onion

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, thinly sliced 6 mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi 20 peeled and deveined large shrimp (21 to 30 per pound) 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch saffron Salt to taste 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil 1/4 […]

Chocolate Saffron Pots de Creme with Honey Cream and Sea Salt

saffron choclate dessert

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided 1/4 cup whole milk 1 pinch saffron threads (about 1/8 scant teaspoon) 2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 egg yolks 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon Preheat oven to 325 C. Gently warm honey until it […]

Tunisian Lamb with Saffron (Keleya Zaara)

tunisisan lamb wih safforn

Serves 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 pounds cubed lamb stew meat 1 1/2 teaspoons saffron Salt and pepper to taste 1 large onion, chopped Directions Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Season with saffron, […]

Saffron-Vanilla Snickerdoodles

Ingredients About 30 threads of saffron (to yield 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron) 1/2 vanilla bean 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups (9.9 oz / 280g) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 egg, at room […]