1. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Potato and Sausage Saffron-Flavoured

    Serves 4, Preparation time 10 mins, Cooking time 25-30 mins Yellow potatoes, 1 kg Pork sausage, 2 Onion, 1 Evoo – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 3 tbsp salt and pepper, to taste Saffron, a tsp Rosemary, a sprig Method Peel, crumble and brown sausages in a saucepan with a spoonful of Evoo. Cut...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Spaghetti with Crab, Mascarpone & Saffron

    This is a very easy dish to make but the results are luxurious. Sweet crabmeat, creamy mascarpone and that inimitable taste of saffron. For a creamier sauce you could use more mascarpone. Ingredients (serves 1) 70g spaghetti Pinch of saffron threads 60g crabmeat (white or mix if white and...
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    Monzese Risotto, Risotto alla Monzese in Italian. As the word says, is typical of the city of Monza, near Milano.
  6. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Monzese Risotto with Saffron and Sausage

    Monzese Risotto, Risotto alla Monzese in Italian. As the word says, is typical of the city of Monza, near Milan. This Risotto is nothing but a close relative of Milanese Risotto that beside saffron has the addition of pork sausage called Luganega. Serves 4, Preparation time 20 mins + 2 h for...
  7. Morning Glory

    Recipe Scalloped Potatoes with Saffron & Ricotta (low calorie)

    This is a great way to make a low fat potato bake. Its an easy recipe to assemble but you do need to allow at least an hour for the potatoes to cook through in the oven. This quantity is enough to fill a small baking dish or tin (approx. .5 litres/1 pt capacity). There are approximately 150...
  8. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Paccheri with Burrata, Shrimps and Saffron

    Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins Paccheri: 180 g Burrata: 200 g Shrimps: 100 g White wine, dry: about 50 ml Garlic: 1 clove Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tbsp Saffron: 1 tsp Salt and pepper to taste Method Clean the shrimps: first remove the head, than the legs, then...
  9. Morning Glory

    Recipe Turkey or Chicken Breast with Cranberries & Saffron

    In Persian cooking, barberries which have a sharp taste, similar to cranberries are often paired with saffron, particularly in chicken and rice dishes. So, for a festive alternative I thought using cranberries might work well with turkey and saffron. If you don’t like turkey you could substitute...
  10. Elawin

    Recipe Simple saffron risotto (risotto allo zafferano)

    Simple saffron risotto (risotto allo zafferano) Serves: 4 Ingredients: ½ tsp saffron strands 1.3 litres hot vegetable stock, made with stock cubes 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 6 tbsp olive oil 400 g Arborio or Carnaroli rice 150 ml white wine 100 g salted butter 80 g Parmesan...
  11. mehdizeus

    Do you know what saffron is?

    Hello all , i am new to this thread, i just have a simple question. do you know guys know what saffron is? do you really use it often? if any of you guys have bought it, would you please share your experience?
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Buttermilk Chicken with Honey & Saffron

    This is an easy recipe and totally delicious. My favourite way to cook chicken breasts and keep them moist is ‘en papillote’. You really can’t go wrong here with this straightforward recipe. The honey adds a lovely sweet taste which is not overpowering and compliments the mineral, earthy taste...
  13. Morning Glory

    Retro Recipe Sopa de Avellanas (Hazlenut Soup)

    This recipe is from Flavours of Spain: A gastronomic journey by Jan Read & Maite Manjón (1978). The book is partly a travelogue and partly a history of gastronomy in Spain (Jan Read was an historian). The book is packed full of detailed facts about the various regions of Spain and their food &...
  14. W

    Saffron turns water green

    I've been cooking with saffron on and off for years. I just got some at Whole Foods and noticed that some of the threads become clear, devoid of any color. In addition, it turned the water green. Is this normal?
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Poussin on Torn Bread with Saffron, Lemon and Olives

    A great way to use up stale bread - this tray bake is very easy to make. It would work equally well using chicken thighs and/or legs. The bread is a delight because it becomes crispy in some parts juice laden in others and the roasted garlic cloves are lovely to squidge out on the plate. I...
  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken Breast en Papillote with Saffron & Tarragon

    Cooking 'en papillote' is so easy and virtually foolproof. Its the perfect way to cook chicken breast so that it stays moist. Using a culinary blow torch (every kitchen needs one) adds a beautiful charred flavour and improves the appearance of the finished dish. Ingredients (per person, for...
  17. Morning Glory

    Recipe Ricotta Style Saffron Cheese

    Home made soft cheese is super easy to make. I think it is sometimes called Farmer's Cheese in the USA. You need just 2 ingredients (milk and vinegar) and the magic happens! Usually any flavourings are added after straining off the whey - but as I wanted the saffron to heat up to colour and...
  18. Morning Glory

    Recipe Fish Tagine with Saffron

    This dish sounds complicated but is really rather easy to make. Its pretty well equal quantities (in size) of fish and vegetables plus some spices. The marinating of the fish is important to add depth of flavour.* The rest is really simply simmering things in one pan. You can serve this with...
  19. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken and Pepper Kebabs with Saffron & Kewra

    This recipe is really easy to do and looks pretty. Kewra water is made from the extract distilled from the flower of the Pandanus plant and is very aromatic. It can be easily obtained from Indian stores in the UK and some supermarkets. If you can’t find it you could use rose water. For a...
  20. medtran49

    Recipe Cavatelli with chicken and saffron/tomato sauce

    1 pound cavatelli or other small-shaped pasta 6 large chicken thighs 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 1-1/2 large red onions, peeled and chopped Pinch of red pepper flakes 28 oz can diced tomatoes, with juice 1/2 pound fresh tomatoes (like Romas or Plums), peeled and diced 2...
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