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    Default Saffrom dishes?

    I've been looking for dishes w/ saffron, and would be glad for suggestions you have actually tried. Thanks. (Found this on an fb page, wc some may be interested in.)

    Did you know that around 75 % of the world saffron production comes from Spain? If you’re not familiar, Saffron is one of the essential ingredients of the paella dish! But more than just Spain's wondrous creation of the paella, the Spanish cuisine has introduced many new dishes that have the same bold and powerful flavors.
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    mar,

    in the u.s., saffron is an almost 'unheard' of spice available to the 'common-man'...

    sometimes hub and I can find it at a 'great-reduction' at Ross, TG, and Marshalls, SOMETIMES,
    but-rarely...

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    Thanks for saying that. i just hope someone might post something, coz it hurts my eyes to keep searching. but for now i will be content w/ saffron in arroz caldo, fried rice w/ saffron, and that indian milk dessert i found w/ saffron topping=).
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffron_Walden


    just a bit of history for those interested.
    .'The flower was valuable, as the extract from the stigmas was used in medicines, as a condiment, in perfume, as an aphrodisiac, and as an expensive yellow dye. The industry gave Walden its name
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    Default Re: Saffrom dishes?

    Quote Originally Posted by prodigal View Post
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffron_Walden


    just a bit of history for those interested.
    .'The flower was valuable, as the extract from the stigmas was used in medicines, as a condiment, in perfume, as an aphrodisiac, and as an expensive yellow dye. The industry gave Walden its name
    Thanks for that... and i hoped there would be some recipe=). There was one i saw on utube abt making saffron tea.. to prevent some eye problems. As it tastes woody, i can take that, and using only 1 gram in a cup. Only the vid said the spice was a root, and i thot who would now believe. Still what harm in making the tea?

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    I just had saffron rice with chopped ham spread and olive oil for dinner. It was positively habit forming!
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    I seem to be doing something wrong when using saffron,as it never gives me that vibrant colour people speak of
    ( mine is from Marrakesh ... maybe I got tricked by a vendor )

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    I tend to add it to the rice to (try to) give it a nice colour.
    I suppose you could also add it to a pot of stock.

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    • Mix all ingredients in a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot.
    • Cover, and cook over medium to medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, or until the chicken is very tender and pulls easily off the bone.
    • Do not add water, and be careful not to burn the chicken.
    • Reduce the liquids until they are mostly oils.
    • Discard the cinnamon sticks, and taste for seasoning. (The sauce should be a bit salty and peppery.).
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