food for thought
When using saffron threads you can prepare dishes that show off the whole threads or you can easily crush the threads into powder for maximum color. And there are only three criteria you must look for: top quality Saffron threads are all red, no other color; Saffron threads must also be dry and brittle to the touch. And Saffron’s aroma is strong and fresh, never musty. Try this next time you buy saffron, with a dish, such as today’s Creamy Saffron sauce for baked fish.
Creamy Saffron Sauce for Fish
1 cup yogurt,
1 shallot, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
Juice of 1/2 lemon, or more to taste
Whisk 1-cup yogurt together with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste, plus 1 shallot peeled and minced. Now take ½ teaspoon of saffron threads and rub between your fingers and stir it into yogurt mixture with juice of ½ lemon. Let sit for about 20 minutes and spoon this Creamy Saffron Sauce over your choice of steamed, baked or grilled fish.
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