Category Archives: Recipes

Basmati Saffron Rice

saffron rice

As a Mediterranean, basmati saffron rice is a staple in our diet. We have rice with EVERY, SINGLE meal! Sometimes we have basmati saffron rice served on the side of our stews or kababs, other times rice is the main course and we create entire meals around it. We can dress it up with beans, vegetables, or ground meat. There […]

Crunchy Saffron Rice with Potato

Crunchy Saffron Rice with Potato

Get ready to have another recipe of saffron rice. If you’re a stranger to the magical world of crunchy saffron rice with potato, let me tell you it’s a game changer. This baked saffron rice is crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The bottom of the pot infuses long-grain rice with fragrant saffron […]

Saffron Chicken Kebab

Saffron_Chicken_Kebab

Joojeh kabab is a classic chicken kebob recipe from Iran. Chicken pieces are smothered in a delicious saffron chicken kebob marinade and have such delicious flavor thanks to saffron and lemon. Saffron makes chicken kabab aromatic, gorgeous, and delicious. Don’t skip the marinating time – it tenderises the chicken and infuses it with an unforgettably […]

Saffron Cake

saffron cake

It’s the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea and is sure to delight any of your guests. Or, it makes for an elegant treat for you and your family to enjoy. Moist, fluffy, and undeniably elegant, this Saffron Cake recipe is always a winner. SERVES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 6-8 35MIN 40MIN MID Ingredients 100 […]

Seafood Paella

Saffron Paella

Paella is probably the most well-known Spanish dish around the world. This is the dramatic seafood paella that looks stunning, with crustaceans and shellfish. You can vary the quantities of seafood and also use crab, crayfish, or lobster (boil them separately). This seafood paella is basically rice with lots of seafood and a nice broth. Good […]

Swedish Saffron Buns

Saffron Buns

Saffron buns are a rich, spiced yeast-leavened sweet bun that is flavoured with saffron and contains dried fruit including currants and raisins similar to a teacake. These incredibly traditional saffron buns are delicious served hot out of the oven with your afternoon cuppa. Ingredients for 10 servings 1 cup milk(240 mL) ½ cup sugar(100 g), plus 1 tablespoon, divided 1 teaspoon saffron thread ¼ oz active […]

Steamed Artichokes with Saffron Aioli

Artichokes Saffron

Hosting an Easter party?! Make our Steamed Artichokes with Homemade Saffron Aioli! SERVES: 4-6 as an appetizer Ingredients For the Steamed Artichokes 3 Artichokes  2 lemons, cut in half 2 bay leaves 1/4 cup white wine 2 garlic cloves, smashed Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Saffron Aioli 1 Pinch of saffron threads 1 […]

Saffron Poached Pears

Saffron-poached pears

A delicious, decadent, alcohol-free alternative to red wine poached pears – these Saffron Poached Pears are just as easy to make, and look just as impressive!  SERVES  COOK TIME DIFFICULT 4 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES NOT TOO TRICKY Ingredients 4 medium pears 10 cardamom pods 320 g caster sugar ½ a vanilla pod 100 mg saffron 1 […]

Saffron Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi with Saffron

Saffron Mango Lassi! Yeah, it is delicious and more than half of Indians are obsessed with them. I am not kidding! In the Indian subcontinent  “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink. This warm weather sets the stage for the perfect drink – the saffron mango lassi. Saffron mango lassis are refreshingly fruity and creamy.  […]

Saffron Cupcake

Saffron Cupcakes Buttercream

Saffron has a distinctive exotic taste and releases a fabulous golden color. These mini saffron cupcakes are perfect for a modern Persian New Year dessert, a small party or brunch. SERVES PREPARATION COOK TIME SKILL LEVEL 24 25 minutes 10 minutes EASY Ingredients For the cupcake ¾ cup plus 2 Tbs milk ¼ teaspoon crushed saffron […]

Gulab Jamun With Saffron

Ricotta Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a popular Indian sweet / dessert recipe prepared with Ricotta Cheese & Saffron Syrup. Read and learn this delicious recipe and do post your comments below. MAKES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 30MIN 30MIN 20MIN EASY Ingredients vegetable oil, for deep-frying gold leaf, to decorate (optional) Saffron syrup 10 green cardamom pods 1.125 […]

Vegan Paella With Saffron

Vegan Paella

This Vegan Paella will bring everybody to the table with its brilliant golden colour, smoky flavour, caramelized crust, and mouth-watering fragrance! its generous, aromatic and loaded with addictive flavours. This paella is a great party option if your guests are following special diets.  It’s vegan/vegetarian/dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and soy free. SERVES PREPARATION […]

Greek Moussaka with Saffron

Greek Moussaka

Some of you may be considering what Moussaka is. It’s a traditional Mediterranean dish eaten throughout the Balkans, Middle East and Levant regions. Featuring layers of eggplant, potatoes or both covered with a tomatoey meat layer using ground lamb or beef and topped with a cheese layer, Moussaka is a very versatile and flexible dish. […]

Chorizo, Chickpea & Saffron Soup

Chorizo, Chickpea & Saffron Soup

Spanish comfort food doesn’t get better than a hearty soup. This soup can be turned into a main dish with the addition of diced chicken thigh – or even prawns – and is great with flat bread to dip. SERVES PREPARATION COOK TIME SKILL LEVEL 4 20 minutes 30 minutes EASY Ingredients 2 tbsp water […]

Spanish Vegan Paella

Vegan Paella

This vegan paella is bursting with flavour and it’s extremely versatile – you can use any combination of veggies that you prefer and easily adjust the spices to your own taste. This recipe is really simple to prepare in large quantities, which is why it’s one of my go-to recipes for family gatherings. SERVES PREPARATION COOK TIME […]

Saffron Seafood Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is France’s classic Mediterranean fisherman’s stew. Fresh local fish and shellfish in a sublime sauce of orange peel, saffron, and fennel. It’s the perfect way to enjoy seafood. Peel the shrimp, reserving the shrimp shells. SERVES PREPARATION COOK TIME SKILL LEVEL 2-3 20 minutes 40 minutes EASY INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup each […]

Saffron Pear and Chocolate Tart

AFFRON PEAR CHOCOLATE

I’ve taken my favourite fruit and chocolate combination, plus my favourite chocolate tart recipe, and poshed it up with a little spice. A word of warning, though, the tart needs to be made ahead so the centre can cool and set. SERVES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 8 35MIN 1hr MID Ingredients 220 g (1 cup) […]

Saffron with Roasted Apricots

roasted-apricots-with-honey-cardamom-saffron

A simple roasting method that will leave you with a tray of delicious spiced apricots. They can be eaten warm as a dessert with ice-cream or eaten with yoghurt for breakfast. They are also just as happy to be used alongside some lamb or pork.  SERVES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 10 10MIN 45MIN EASY Ingredients […]

Saffron Chicken With Couscous

Chicken and saffron couscous

The best thing about Moroccan and North African cooking is that balance between sweet, sour and spice and this dish covers all those bases. SERVES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 4 15MIN 20MIN EASY Ingredients 500 g chicken thigh, diced 60 g (½ cup) chickpea flour 2 tsp ground turmeric 2 tbsp ground coriander 2 tbsp […]