1. Making Milanese Saffron Risotto.jpeg

    Making Milanese Saffron Risotto.jpeg

  2. Chicken, Chickpeas, Saffron Cous-Cous.jpeg

    Chicken, Chickpeas, Saffron Cous-Cous.jpeg

  3. Chicken, Chickpeas and Saffron Cous-Cous.jpeg

    Chicken, Chickpeas and Saffron Cous-Cous.jpeg

  4. Pappardelle with Mushroom, Smoked Pancetta and Saffron.jpeg

    Pappardelle with Mushroom, Smoked Pancetta and Saffron.jpeg

  5. Mushroom, Smoked Pancetta & Saffron Sauce.jpeg

    Mushroom, Smoked Pancetta & Saffron Sauce.jpeg

  6. Sicilian Pasta with Sardines.jpeg

    Sicilian Pasta with Sardines.jpeg

  7. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Sicilian-Style Pasta with Sardine, Wild Fennel and Saffron

    Serves 4, Preparation 40 minutes, Cooking about 20 minutes 400 g long pasta, bucatini or spaghetti or linguine 400 g fresh sardines or sardines in oil 2 bunches of fresh wild fennel 50 g pine nuts 50 g raisins, to soak 3 fillets of desalted anchovies in oil 1 tablespoon of tomato paste in a...
  8. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Arancini – Sicilian Rice Balls

    Makes about 10 Arancini, Preparation 30 minutes, Cooking 1 hrs For the rice: 500 gr Carnaroli or Vialone nano rice 70 g of butter 1 sachet of saffron Grated Parmigiano or Pecorino, 40 g sale, to taste For the meat sauce – ragout: 150 gr of minced pork 50 gr of minced beef 1/2 onion, 1/2...
  9. JAS_OH1

    Recipe Creamy Seafood Chowder with Roasted Garlic and Saffron

    This is my family's absolute favourite. Over the past few decades, I have made seafood chowder for my family every year during the holidays, sometimes twice. The recipe ingredients vary from batch to batch, but it's always delicious and a huge hit. This year it appears I will be putting it...
  10. flyinglentris


    Saffron is lauded as the most expensive and celebrated of spices. And oddly enough, its flavoring potential is very soft and easily masked by other things. It can be used as a food coloring, but why pay out that much for a food coloring? Besides using it in Pilafs and other rice dishes, I...
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Lamb with Saffron & Juniper

    Inspired by Moroccan cooking, this is a sort of tagine and its easy to make. The prunes provide a lovely sweet flavour which is balanced by the pickled lemons. Juniper and saffron add a subtle, earthy dimension. I use home made ras el hanout but a ready prepared spice mix is easily available in...
  12. Saffron and Banana Smoothie.jpeg

    Saffron and Banana Smoothie.jpeg

  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Slice of Saffron Cake.jpeg

    Slice of Saffron Cake.jpeg

  16. Saffron Cake.jpeg

    Saffron Cake.jpeg

  17. Monzese Risotto.jpg

    Monzese Risotto.jpg

    Monzese Risotto, Risotto alla Monzese in Italian. As the word says, is typical of the city of Monza, near Milano.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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