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What's a good recipe to make with saffron?

I have some saffron that my ex-roommate didn't claim it when he moved out. We don't really know where it came from or how old it is. I haven't used it because I don't know how and don't want to waste such an expensive spice... but if I don't use it, it'll definitely be wasted!
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[User Picture]From: 836am
2012-11-09 05:53 am (UTC)

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Paella!
[User Picture]From: madscience
2012-11-09 06:04 am (UTC)

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Good idea. I made paella once, and it came out dry. Perhaps a few trial runs before I use the saffron.
[User Picture]From: greeneyedsadie
2012-11-09 05:53 am (UTC)

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http://thaifood.about.com/od/quickeasythairecipes/r/thaisaffronrice.htm

Do you have turmeric? This sounds delicious. Eat it with grilled chicken breasts and and glazed snow peas.
[User Picture]From: madscience
2012-11-09 06:05 am (UTC)

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Do I have turmeric?! :D That looks delicious.
[User Picture]From: greeneyedsadie
2012-11-09 03:55 pm (UTC)

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Oh good! Let me know how it goes. I might want to make it myself.
[User Picture]From: gunshotbeauty
2012-11-09 05:55 am (UTC)

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paella definitely
[User Picture]From: 911pleasehold
2012-11-09 06:14 am (UTC)

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My mom used to make this amazing goat cheese spread/appetizer with saffron, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes...a few other things. Effing amazing.
[User Picture]From: xanya
2012-11-09 06:42 am (UTC)

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Anything Persian. They LOVE Saffron on Iran.

I just made this the other day and it was damn delicious (although I used a receipe from a cookbook I have rather than this one, but pretty much it's the same):
http://www.persian-recipes.com/persianrecipes/2009/09/24/zereshk-polo-ba-morgh-barberry-rice-with-chicken/
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[User Picture]From: xanya
2012-11-09 07:19 am (UTC)

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Yep, barberries. They're really common in Persian cooking. There are heaps of Middle Eastern groceries near where I lived so they were easy for me to get. If you couldn't find them, I would suggest using cranberries instead.
[User Picture]From: firerosearien
2012-11-09 07:21 am (UTC)

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paella!!!
[User Picture]From: obfuscate
2012-11-09 12:48 pm (UTC)

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I like paella, but I don't think it's that amazing for the amount of work involved. I recommend risotto milanese.
[User Picture]From: amles80
2012-11-09 02:19 pm (UTC)

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You can make Swedish Saffron Buns.

Or Saffron Cake.

Or why not Saffron pancake.

If you want food, you can make a fish soup. A French-style bouillabaisse - the soup base is tomatoes, and you use diffrent types of fish, seafood and vegetables like fennel, carrots and red bell pepper. Or you could make a cream based soup. Soups are easy, because you can just add whatever you like to it. Saffron is delicious in food, just make sure you mix it with a little bit of water before adding it to the dish, to make the flavour come out properly.

A dish I remember from my childhood (aka my non-vegetarian days) is sliced smoke-cured loin of pork cooked in the oven (with tomato slices between each slice of pork) in a cream sauce with saffron. This was served with potatoes. You can also make the same thing with fish.

I've also once tried saffron ice cream, but I don't know how to make it.
[User Picture]From: madscience
2012-11-09 05:10 pm (UTC)

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That soup sounds amazing.