saffron

[ US /ˈsæfɹən/ ]
[ UK /sˈæfɹɒn/ ]
NOUN
  1. a shade of yellow tinged with orange
  2. dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
  3. Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
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How To Use saffron In A Sentence

  • It's just a noise that might attract some birds, particularly things like wrens and thornbills, and saffron whitefaces which we've just seen.
  • Serves 2-4, depending on hunger4 raw, unshelled tiger prawns90ml olive oil3 cloves garlic, finely chopped500ml good-quality fish stock150g sustainable monkfish, cut into chunks1 onion, finely diced1 tsp smoked paprika200g chopped tomatoes50ml dry white winePinch of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp hot water200g Calasparra or other short-grain rice150g baby squid, cut into rings150g broad beans150g mussels, scrubbedHandful of flat-leaf parsley to garnish½ lemon, cut into wedges 1. Shell the prawns and put the flesh aside. How to cook the perfect paella
  • Add the vermouth, garlic and cayenne, boil the liquid away and start adding ladlefuls of the seaweed and saffron-flavoured vegetable stock, stirring vigorously all the while to aid absorption and prevent sticking.
  • (Not to be confused with what we call cookies)To serve Devon, or Cornwall clotted cream would desecrate a good southern biscuit (and be a waste of the cream really, I prefer it on saffron buns)a bit of plain cream, fresh butter, and cane syrup poured over a hot biscuit is ambrosia. Scones, Cream and Jam - a West Country cream tea
  • Yotam Ottolenghi's conchiglie with saffron, capers and raisins recipe WN.com - Articles related to Organic Bistro delivers fresh homemade meals
  • Having maneuvered through the boles of the blue trees of the grove and into the open plain beyond, Saffron and Hawk decided to head off in the direction of a grassy hillock they spotted about a kilometer away.
  • I watch rice being planted, traditional canoes paddled in peacoloured swamps and monks in saffron robes walking along red dirt roads.
  • She is a very short woman in maroon and saffron robes.
  • For 20 long days these workers will pick the saffron crocus from early morning until the entire crop of regal purple is gone.
  • The older travellers were certainly not blasés; they seemed to find pleasure and beauty wherever they looked: Ca da Mosto (1455), visiting the Senegal, detected in this graveolent substance, fit only for wheel-axles, a threefold property, that of smelling like violets, of tasting like oil of olives, and tinging victuals like saffron, with a colour still finer. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2
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