The apricots, saffron and cinnamon give this dish a Middle Eastern flavour, and it’s just as delicious hot as it is at room temperature.
The warm, golden colour and flavour of saffron with a mild kick of ginger help to make this vegetable curry a real winner. Garlic is an important ingredient not just for flavour, but for its many health benefits. Serve with warm nan bread.
An aromatic North African-style casserole, richly flavoured with dried fruits and warmly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. The sweetness of the honey tempers the fiery harissa, and chickpeas add high-fibre carbohydrate to the dish.
An ideal dish for entertaining, this colourful and exotic dish is made with a mixture of white fish and seafood, plus red pepper, asparagus, tomatoes and artichokes. Serve with a green salad.
Here is a vegetarian one-pot meal of golden saffron-scented basmati rice combined with spiced vegetables. Serve with a cooling banana mint raita (page 27) or a simple cucumber and mint salad to make a feast.
A vibrant, golden yellow vegetarian risotto that looks good, tastes wonderful and is packed with healthy beta-carotene and fibre. The mozzarella added right at the end melts into creamy goodness. Serve with a crisp green leaf salad.
Mixed seafood combined with white fish, simmered with chunks of potato, tomatoes and some handy frozen vegetables, make a main course soup that is bursting with flavour and goodness. It is delicious served with bread.
Saffron is the perfect partner for seafood. It’s also a classic in dishes such as risotto and works really well with couscous. Don’t be put off by the cost; a little goes a long way.
Cooked in a delicious wine-enriched tomato sauce, a nutritious mix of seafood makes an elegant partner for the thin spaghettini. Prepare a leafy mixed side salad to go with this spaghettini marinara, a great dinner party main course.
Gremolata is an Italian mixture of parsley, lemon rind and garlic. This recipe uses the gremolata with breadcrumbs to make a tasty topping for fish. The crumbed fish is baked with tomatoes and zucchini and served with saffron mashed potatoes.