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Saffron Recipes

A collection of recipes using saffron

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Saffron is derived from the specific Saffron Crocus Flower species Crocus sativus. The parts used for culinary purposes are the central yellow threads (stigma) and it takes 150,000 flowers to produce one kilogram of dried saffron, making it the most expensive spice in the world. For more information about Saffron click HERE


Saffron Soups & Starter Recipes

Spiced Pine Nut Soup    Veg  HT  SP  15mins

Savoury Mussels    HT   CD  HD   30mins

Potato and Mussel Soup   HT   SP   Spanish   40mins

Argentine Mussel Soup    HT  SP  Argentine  45mins

Mezgaldi of Onions    Veg  HT  HD  Moroccan  60mins plus marinating


Saffron Main Course Recipes

Spaghetti with Sardines    HT  MC  25mins

Turbot en Papillote       HT  MC   25mins

Calamar con Las Setas    HT    MC   Spanish   30mins

Saffron Mussels    HT  MC  35mins

Lamb Pilaf     HT  MC   Middle East   40mins

Catfish Paella    HT  MC  Spanish  50mins

Lamb Korma    HT  Indian  MC  60mins

Vegetable Couscous    Veg  HT  MC  Moroccan  60mins

Vegan Paella     HT   Veg    MC    65mins

Fish with Olives    HT  MC  Moroccan  70mins plus marinating

Ceylonese Curry    HT  MC  Indian  80mins plus marinating

Rabbit in Saffron Sauce      HT   MC    115mins

Lamb stuffed with Dates     HT  MC   120mins

Paella a la Valencia    HT  MC  Spanish  120mins

Persian Meat Stew    HT   MC Iranian   140mins

Fabada Asturiana     HT   MC   Spanish  145mins plus soaking

Lamb and Apricot Tagine    HT  MC  Moroccan  170mins

Goose with Apple    HT  MC  British  200mins plus marinating


Saffron Accompaniments and Side Dish Recipes

Saffron Dressing      Veg   CD   ACC   5mins

Saffron Sauce for Vegetables      Veg   CD   ACC   10mins

Sautéed Rice Veg HT ACC 15mins

Sinhalese Fried Rice    HT  ACC  Sri Lankan  25mins

Yellow Rice    HT  ACC  Pakistani  25mins plus soaking

Saffron Mash        Veg   HT   ACC   30mins

Cardamom Rice     Veg    HT    ACC   Indian  35mins

Avocado and Saffron Rice     HT  ACC    40mins

Rice with Plantains    Veg  HT  ACC  Venezuelan  40mins

Buttered Rice    Veg  HT  ACC  45mins

Risotto con Funghi    Veg   HT   ACC   Italian 45mins

Hoppin John    HT  ACC  West Indian 50mins


Saffron Desserts, Cakes & Bakes Recipes

Shollehzard   (saffron rice pudding)  Veg    CD   DP   Iranian   45mins plus setting

Saffron Biscuits     Veg  CD   CBF    50mins

Saffron Bread     Veg   CD   CBF   English   60mins plus proving

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