Saffron butter chicken with date and couscous stuffing served on a plate

Saffron recipes

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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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

1 hr and 10 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform a simple roast chicken with a rich saffron butter and a sweet date and couscous stuffing. Serve with Greek yogurt and a green salad

2 hrs
Easy
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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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Simple and satisfying - perfect for impressing friends

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
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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...

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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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

2 hrs
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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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
38 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 45 mins
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Healthy
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
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9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you love liver parfait, try Gordon Ramsay's step-by-step recipe to get a rich, silky smooth result

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An interesting new starter idea of fried cheese from Cyprus, crispy toasted sourdough bread and a carrot topping

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook up a Spanish-inspired feast of chicken cooked with saffron, almonds, spices and sherry. Top with hard-boiled eggs and serve with rice

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This full-flavoured Spanish dish is great for the family or entertaining friends midweek

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Creamy, cheesy and with a delicate smokiness, this tart makes a great change to quiche, but is just as simple to make

1 hr and 35 mins
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