Saffron Flame

Ingredients 1 litre of gin At least 1 saffron thread 3 Sichuan peppercorns 2-3 micro chilies Instructions STEP 1: Place all your ingredients into the gin and let it rest for a weak in a sealed bottle. STEP 2: Remember to turn the bottle once a day. STEP 3: When your gin saffron is ready, […]

Saffron Rose

Ingredients 1 cup gin ¼ vanilla bean 1 ½ tsp rose petals 15 saffron threads Instructions STEP 1: Place all ingredients in a glass jar or bottle. STEP 2: Let rest between 1 and 12 hours at room temperature. STEP 3: Strain

Saffron Chase

Ingredients ⅔ oz. Chase gin ⅔ oz. Chase elderflower liqueur ⅔ oz. lemon juice ⅔ oz. saffron syrup 6¾ oz. Champagne, ice-cold Instructions STEP 1: Place the gin, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice into a mixing glass or a chilled glass. STEP 2: Fill the glass half full of ice cubes. STEP 3: Stir five […]

Saffron Syrup

Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water ¼ tsp. saffron Instructions STEP 1: Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and boil them. STEP 2: Stir until sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. STEP 3: Strain into a clean jar, cover and keep refrigerated for up to […]

Saffron Sour

Ingredients 1½ oz. Fernet-Branca ¾ oz. fresh lime juice ¾ oz. saffron syrup ½ oz. fresh egg white (pasteurized if you like) Instructions STEP 1: Add all ingredients to a shaker. Dry shake for five seconds (without ice). STEP 2: Add ice and shake hard for 15 seconds. STEP 3: Fine strain into a chilled […]

Honey Roasted Chicken with Saffron

Description: A family recipe that has always had us coming back for second servings. This recipe has the non-traditional ingredient of Saffron that really lifts up the flavours whilst giving it nice golden finish. Ingredients 3½-4 lbs whole chicken without giblets 1 small handful of fresh rosemary sprigs 1 small handful of fresh thyme sprigs […]

Risotto Milanese


Description: Traditional Italian risotto which highlights the warm, aromatic flavour of saffron. It is great on its own with salad or as an accompaniment to osso bucco, chicken, veal or pork. Ingredients Pinch saffron threads 1 litre chicken stock 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion diced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1½ cups Arborio Rice […]

Saffron Aioli

Saffron Aioli

Description: Aioli is a Spanish condiment which is traditionally made from garlic and olive oil. This version includes an egg yolk which help it to emulsify and of course, some saffron for fantastic colour and flavour. Saffron aioli goes really well with poached fish or use it as an accompaniment to fried entrees like cauliflower […]

Nargesi Esfenaaj


Servings: 3 Ingredients Fresh spinach, 1kg Eggs, 3 Onion, 2 – 3 small, thinly sliced Garlic, 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped Cooking Oil Pinch of Persian All Red Saffron Salt Black pepper Instructions: STEP 1:Wash spinach and cut into small pieces. Slightly cook with half a cup of water and a bit of salt […]

Saffron Broth with Chicken meatball & Chickpeas

Saffron Broth with chicken meatball and chickpeas

Description: Saffron broth with chicken meatballs and chickpeas This is a really homely and satisfying dish that’s popular with adults and kids alike. Its best with homemade chicken stock however I have to admit to cheating once or twice with good quality bought stock which was also very nice. You can serve this as an […]

Swedish Saffron Muffins

Swedish Saffron Muffins

Description: Saffron is the star ingredient in these Swedish muffins which have a lovely yellow colour . They have an almost savoury taste that’s punctuated by the sweetness of the raisins. When I haven’t had any raisins in the house I’ve also used dates which are equally delicious but not traditional. These are great for […]

Kashmiri Qorma

Kashmiri Qorma with saffron

Description: This is a beautiful aromatic curry from the Kashmiri region in India. The addition of the fried raisins at the end gives it a great variation in texture and sweetness. This is a beautiful aromatic curry from the Kashmiri region in India. The addition of the fried raisins at the end gives it a […]

Almond-Saffron cake

almond saffron cake

Ingredients ⅓ cup milk 1 jar saffron threads ( a generous ½ teaspoon) Grated zest of 1 orange ( about 2 teaspoons) 2 cups all-purpose flour* 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 (8-ounce/240ml) can or 1 cup almond paste 1 cup powdered sugar, extra for […]

Plov (Uzbek Rice Pilaf)

saffron rice

Ingredients 1 cup long-grained rice ¼ cup oil (or lamb or duck fat) 2 large carrots, shredded on the small holes of a box grater 2 medium onions, sliced into thin half moons 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons coriander, toasted and freshly ground 1½ teaspoons cumin, toasted and freshly ground 1 teaspoon smoked paprika […]

Saffron Scented Cauliflower Pasta

saffron scented cauliflower pasta

Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads 1 cup boiling water 1 cup fresh bread crumbs ¼ cup butter, melted 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 small onion diced 1 head cauliflower, chopper into bite size pieces Salt an pepper to taste ½ cup golden raisins ¼ cup pine […]

Steamed Mussels in a Saffron Broth

steamed mussels in a saffron broth

Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic ¼ teaspoon saffron threads, crushed 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1½ tablespoons whipping cream 1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice 4 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded Instructions: STEP 1:Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté for […]

A Spanish Paella


Serves: 4 Ingredients 14 oz jar artichoke hearts, drained and quartered (reserve the liquid) ½ cup brown rice 1 teaspoon salt 24 fl.oz water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped ½ cup celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons thyme, freshly chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped […]

Creamy Saffron Shrimp with Gnocchi and Caramelized Onion

cream saffron shrimp with gnocchi and caramelize onion

Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, thinly sliced 6 mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi 20 peeled and deveined large shrimp (21 to 30 per pound) 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch saffron Salt to taste 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil ¼ […]

Chocolate Saffron Pots de Creme with Honey Cream and Sea Salt

saffron choclate dessert

Serves: 4 Ingredients 1½ teaspoon honey 1½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided ¼ cup whole milk 1 pinch saffron threads (about ⅛ scant teaspoon) 2½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 egg yolks 2½ tablespoons sugar Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon Instructions: STEP 1:Preheat oven to 325 C. Gently warm honey until it becomes loose […]