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.

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
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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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20 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Has all the flavours of Christmas without being too heavy and can be made at the last minute too

3 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Upgrade this simple starter to a dinner party main with a splash of dry sherry and a bed of spaghetti

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Brian Glover's creamy soup is perfect served as a dinner party starter or as a tasty and light supper

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The citrus syrup makes for a wonderfully moist cake - great for afternoon tea or a dinner-party dessert

1 hr
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9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Infuse this super-healthy rice dish with the distinctive flavour of saffron - the dish is high in vitamin C, too

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try this paella with a difference, using fideo or vermicelli pasta instead of rice, with prawns, mussels, squid, monkfish and a sprinkling of saffron 

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Fish pie is a universal comfort food, we've given it a Spanish twist and a domino effect potato topping. The saffron and chorizo add a real depth of flavour

1 hr and 55 mins
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