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.
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.
If you can use Indian saffron to prepare this rice as it has a better colour and flavour than Spanish. Always steep the saffron in boiling water ahead of time.