Recipes with Saffron
Saffron is a spice derived from the Crocus sativus flower. It is a mild and fragrant spice. It is made with a bulbous cultivar of the crocus species grown in Greece, Iran, Morocco and India.
Saffron spice is an expensive spice. This is because the harvesting process is difficult. There are different types: Iranian saffron, Spanish saffron.
Saffron, which has a strong, exotic aroma and bitter taste, is used in many Mediterranean and Asian dishes, especially rice and fish. It is also a preferred spice for coloring and flavoring English, Scandinavian and Balkan breads. It is an important ingredient especially in Curry and Bouillabaisse soup. It can also be used in desserts such as pudding, cake and sweetened rice.