Chef’s Spice Rack: Saffron
In my opinion, Saffron is the king of spices.
Saffron is the red stigma from a crocus flower, sometimes referred to as the saffron crocus.
When taken into consideration that each tread of saffron is delicately collected from each flower by hand, and that every ounce contains thousands of treads; your perspective and appreciation for this spice is sure to grow.
Saffron is prized for many culinary applications, to include paella, bouillabaisse and other fish stews. It is also used as a natural food coloring and adds a golden-orange color to your preparations.
Ultimately, saffron boasts a mildly sweet flavor profile unlike anything else so it becomes difficult to conjure flavor comparisons. Let’s just say its worth the price tag and a small pinch goes a long way.
Saffron is item #2192