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Saffron recipes

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Add a touch of luxury (saffron is the most expensive spice in the world) and a hit of vibrant auburn colour to your next dinner. Saffron's floral flavour works well in curries, risottos, stews and even sweet buns.

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  • One serving of chicken with chorizo, peppers & saffron mash

    Chicken with chorizo, peppers & saffron mash

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Rustle up something special for supper with Diana Henry's chicken and chorizo in a rich rioja and red pepper sauce. Serve with a marvellous saffron mash

  • Saffron chicken korma served in a dish

    Saffron chicken korma

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Add saffron to this chicken korma, or zafran murgh korma, to give it a lovely colour and make it very special. Serve this mild chicken curry as a main course or as part of an Indian feast

  • Autumn vegetable salad with saffron dressing served in a bowl

    Autumn vegetable salad with saffron dressing

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Enjoy this stunning autumn salad as a side dish at a dinner party. It features carrots, courgette, broccoli, tomatoes and olives in a lovely saffron dressing

  • Saffron risotto

    Saffron risotto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.11 ratings

    A beautiful bright and easy risotto with an egg yolk added at the end to give a lovely silky richness - perfect for lunchtime entertaining

  • A serving of crab & saffron risotto in a bowl

    Crab & saffron risotto

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy this crab and saffron risotto for a comforting family supper. A good risotto starts with the rice - try to use a quality carnaroli or arborio rice

  • Shellfish, orzo & saffron stew

    Shellfish, orzo & saffron stew

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    The perfect choice for a small, informal gathering, take this dig-in dish of mussels, clams, prawns and orzo pasta to the table and serve with crusty bread

  • Three glasses serving spiced saffron and rosewater milk (thandai)

    Spiced saffron & rosewater milk (thandai)

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Enriched with nuts and infused with spices and rosewater, this chilled milk drink is traditionally served during Holi, India’s festival of colour

  • A saffron, pistachio & white chocolate cookie

    Saffron, pistachio & white chocolate cookies

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Add saffron to your cookie dough and you'll be bang on trend. Pistachio and white chocolate are great additions too. One biscuit just won't be enough...

  • Deep-fried fritters on serving dish

    Salt cod fritters with saffron allioli

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make bite-sized salt cod fritters with a delectable Spanish allioli for the perfect finger food. Serve with lemon wedges and garlic mayo for dipping

  • A plate of red mullet with saffron baked orzo & broad beans

    Red mullet with saffron baked orzo & broad beans

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Add a touch of luxury to a weekend meal with red mullet and saffron-tinted orzo pasta. Peel the broad beans, too, if you really want to wow dinner guests

  • Fish tagine with saffron & almonds

    Fish tagine with saffron & almonds

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.43 ratings

    A low calorie Moroccan fish stew flavoured with saffron, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and more. It's ideal for entertaining- make a batch ahead and freeze

  • Saffron chicken with coriander dip

    Saffron chicken with coriander dip

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Marinate cheap chicken thighs with lemon, thyme and garlic and roast until crispy - finish with honey and pistachios for sweetness and crunch

  • Fish stew with roast garlic & saffron

    Fish stew with roast garlic & saffron

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this simpler, lighter version of bouillabaisse, a classic fish soup - serve with toasted slices of baguette to mop up the tomato based sauce

  • Special seafood & saffron pasta

    Special seafood & saffron pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.12 ratings

    Mussels, scallops and king prawns make this shellfish supper for two a real treat - it works just as well with spaghetti or linguini

  • St Lucia saffron buns

    St Lucia saffron buns

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Edd Kimber creates a version of Swedish sweet rolls. They're traditionally served in December but work well served at breakfast all year round

  • Turkish pilaf with saffron & goji berries

    Turkish pilaf with saffron & goji berries

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    We've put together the ultimate recipe for brain health, packed with brain-boosting nutrients like cinnamon, almonds and goji berries

  • Fish pie with saffron mash

    Fish pie with saffron mash

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.44 ratings

    A great dinner party dish. This can be made ahead and frozen so there's always something ready to entertain guests

  • Poached saffron pears

    Poached saffron pears

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Try infusing pears with the taste of saffron to make a unique and tasty pudding

  • Roast cod with paella & saffron olive oil

    Roast cod with paella & saffron olive oil

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Impress your friends with Jason Atherton's luxurious shellfish rice, topped with juicy cod and drizzled with saffron

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