Saffron - it' gold among the spices
November 4th, 2018 | side dishes
We are fortunate that our captain brings, for example, saffron and vanilla directly from the markets in the Caribbean or the “spice souk” in Dubai . This is admittedly the reason why we sometimes use exquisite and expensive spices in a quite lavish way. Anyway, our saffron almond risotto with chorizo certainly succeeds with less than two cans of saffron.
How to prepare a risotto for guests already the day before, you can read in my blog post “The Risotto Secret”!
Saffron risotto is an ideal complement to a skin-fried fish fillet. And of course it is unbeatable as “Primo Piatto”, the first main course in an Italian menu.
Saffron almond risotto with chorizo
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