What Kind of Dishes You Can Use Saffron in?

Slofoodgroup Team May 16, 2019

Saffron is often considered a delicacy when it comes to organic spices. It adds both savory and sweet flavor to a variety of dishes and is often used in international cuisines. But if you're planning on using saffron at home, you should understand how it can be used and the best way to use it. So with that in mind, let's take a look at a few important things to know about using saffron.


What to Know About Saffron


Saffron is typically cultivated from Spain or Iran, but there are other areas where it grows as well. And it's not an easy product to grow and harvest -- it takes around 14,000 stigmas to create just one ounce of saffron threads. And seeing as how one flower only produces three filaments one time per year, the process of harvesting saffron is long and has to be done very carefully in order to produce the best results.


It's important to buy your Persian saffron from a reputable seller. Some unreliable sellers may try to market fake saffron, which can often have chemical additives. You should look for dark red strands with minimal yellow fibers -- the strands should be unbroken and should give off a powerful fragrance. Once you have your saffron, you should store it in a room-temperature location without high humidity. The storage container should be airtight and if possible, store the product in the dark. When you buy high-quality Persian saffron, you can use it in a wide variety of dishes for excellent added flavor.


How Can You Use Saffron?


When you cook with saffron, you should keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Because the saffron offers such a potent flavor, you can cause an imbalance if you use too much. Some common dishes that people use saffron in include:

  • Seafood
  • Chicken
  • Pasta
  • Fried vegetables
  • Arancini
  • Rice patties
  • Eggs

Even though these are some more common dishes, saffron can be added to a wide variety of dishes for great additional flavor.


As you can see, there is a lot of important information to keep in mind when cooking with saffron. But when done right, dishes including saffron can be delectable. So if you're in need of saffron, vanilla beans, dried mushrooms, or organic spices, consider Slofoodgroup for high-quality products.






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