Cooking with the most expensive spice in the world can be easy with these great recipes including saffron rice, saffron chicken and saffron risotto.
This creamy golden risotto gets an extra tang from lemon juice and lemon zest.
Fragrant and colourful fresh egg pasta infused with saffron. Roll out in thin sheets with or without a pasta machine, then bake directly in a lasagne with bolognese or bechamel sauce; or make tagliatelle and serve with your favourite sauce.
Here chicken is roasted with a fig and pistachio couscous stuffing and basted with a spicy lemon marinade to keep the meat deliciously moist. A leafy salad with fresh oranges would make a great side dish.
A tart compote of rhubarb makes a nice contrast to this rich custard. While there is no way to completely streamline a crème brûlée, this special-occasion treat is lightened by the fruit and its use of less egg yolk and cream (which is reduced-fat to boot), yet still retains its rich indulgent nature.
Peeled pears poached in a white wine syrup. A vanilla bean, saffron threads and orange zest add incredible flavour and colour. Serve with crisp sweet biscuits on the side.