It is known as the most expensive spice in the world, but a little pinch goes a long way. I love the taste and color that Safron gives to food. It has a delicious honey-flower flavor. Spain and India are known to be the biggest producers of this spice.
It is a key ingredient in the world famous Spanish dish, Paella, which is one of my favorite dishes.
Here are some dishes that I've made using Saffron:
Salmon with Coconut- Saffron Sauce
Saffron and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I just bought a bag of saffron at the Mexican market VERY cheap, so I am going to start cooking a lot with it. I might start with those mashed potatoes, they look delicious, well everything looks delicious, but they also look simple. hehe
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
That salmon with the saffron sauce looks beautiful! As do the rest of the dishes Erica! 🙂 I have a small precious box of it at home that I treasure!
I have some saffron just waiting to be used in something other than rice. I am really into yuca now (thanks to you and I will let you know when I post my yuca fries, I am giving you full credit) Now I am going to give the saffron mashed yuca a try.
I am a little bit of a saffron afficionado and love cooking with it:) Everything looks so delicious and good:)
5 Star Foodie
Those dishes with saffron look amazing! It's is a terrific ingredient!
Thank you everyone for the comments!
Now, you are a girl who knows how to use saffron. Although, I really appreciate saffron, I have never really used it in my cooking. I am obviously missing something here. Your dishes look amazing.
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best
I love saffron, especially with seafood. I never thought to add it to mashed potatoes. Will be trying that next! Thanks!
Baking is my Zen
I've got to try this...I can only imagine how fragrant it must be!
I treasure my tiny container of saffron! I'm very stingy with it. The color is magnicicent, isn't it? I'd love to try your saffron garlic mashed potatoes....looks divine, Erica.
Alanna at Kitchen Parade
I remember Nupur from One Hot Stove telling me that her mother keeps the saffron locked up with the silver! It's that valuable! At my hometown international grocery, it's kept behind the counter, not on the shelves. It's that valuable!
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I have never used saffron but I use quite a lot of tumeric which gives the same yellow effect. Love all the dishes especially the salmon with saffron sauce.
These are some lovely uses for this wonderful spice! Thanks for sharing, Erica!
I don't think I've ever tried these. Looks like there's a lot you can do with it. Yum!
the color it imparts is indeed amazing. i'm not fully convinced that it's worth the expense, but give me time! 🙂
I'm drooling over that paella!
Beautiful beautiful saffron!
Love it! I was lucky that my sister got me some Azafran from her trip to Spain a few months ago (It isn't funny that that's the only thing I asked for when she asked me what I wanted?).
Wow.. that paella looks so yummy, I like saffron a lot, smells delicious and make every dish look so pretty. Great dishes Erica. 😀
Thank you guys! I appreciate all your comments 🙂
Me gustan mucho tu recetas con azafrán!
Es una especia muy especial y buena !
Muchos saluditos de Bruselas!
I didn't know that azafran also meant saffron! Hmmm.....you learns something new everyday. I still love the salmon with the coconut saffron sauce - so gorgeous and tasty looking!
It seems that the blogs i am looking at today is a gallery of pictures. Great job and zafran is so delicate and delicioso
I saw on Good Eats that some cheap saffrons have fillers in them. I need t get more expensive spice
I buy saffron at the Persian grocery store as it comes straight from Iran; I know it is of good quality. i use it a lot too and love it! Love your first dish with the coconut sauce and the salmon.
Thank you everyone 🙂
I love saffron and for the longest time was very hesitant in using it because of the expense, and because it was not a spice we had growing up. I recently made a Persian inspired sorbet of saffron, lemon, and rosewater - and can I tell you that flavor combo was so refreshing and the color with the saffron was amazing. You don't need to remind me of all the wonderful recipes you have - I am slowly (too slowly) working my way through them.
were i can buy the saffron i live on Rochester NY