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Saffron

  • moroccan lamb with seven vegetables
    Recipe

    Moroccan Lamb and Seven-Vegetable Couscous

    This traditional dish is served as the centerpiece of every festive and celebratory meal in North African communities around the world, from weddings to funerals, for the feast of the…

  • chicken couscous
    Recipe

    Chicken Couscous with Dried Fruit

    Dried fruit and nuts are found in many North African dishes. What I love about this simple yet flavorful dish is that the naturally sweet dried fruits take center stage…

  • steak with saffron tomato sauce
    Recipe

    Seared Skirt Steak with Smoky Saffron and Tomato Purée

    Strong Spanish flavors power this sauce. The pimenton offers up smokiness, the vinegar a pleasant tang, and the saffron infuses the tomato with its deep earthiness.

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    Bridget Jones’s Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine-Nut Salsa

    This is the dish Patrick Dempsey’s character tells Renée Zellweger’s Bridget Jones that he would have brought her on their imaginary second date in Bridget Jones’s Baby. “From Ottolenghi,” says…

  • Recipe

    Basic Rice Pilaf

    It’s easy to tailor a rice pilaf to your taste. For example, add minced garlic or other aromatics with the onion, and fold in fresh herbs just before serving.

  • Saffron Quinoa Salad
    Recipe

    Saffron, Quinoa, and Shrimp Salad

    Smoky paprika, golden saffron, Marcona almonds, and sherry vinegar give this main-course salad a Spanish spin.

  • Recipe

    Creamed Swiss Chard with Saffron

    This side dish is an elegant riff on classic creamed spinach. The delicate saffron flavor pairs nicely with fish, but these greens are also delicious with steak.

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    Smoky Spanish Albondigas Soup

    This is a lighter Spanish version of spaghetti and meatballs. Manchego and smoked paprika add depth of flavor while saffron dresses up the tomatoey broth.

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