Archive for the ‘Saffron’ Category

Lamb Biryani (Dan Toombs)

May 23, 2017

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Kolkata Prawn Curry (Dan Toombs)

May 23, 2017

Roasted Root Vegetables With Jewelled Rice

November 30, 2016

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Provençale Tomato Sauce (Julia Child)

July 28, 2016

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup finely minced yellow onions
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 to 6 pounds ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • teaspoon sugar, plus more to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or put through a press
  • A large herb bouquet: 8 sprigs parsley, 1 bay leaf and 4 sprigs thyme, all tied in cheesecloth
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil, oregano, marjoram or savory
  • Large pinch saffron threads
  • 1 dozen coriander seeds, lightly crushed
  • 1 2-inch piece dried orange peel (or 1/2 teaspoon granules)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a large heavy pot, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions, sprinkle with salt and cook slowly for about 10 minutes, until tender but not browned. Sprinkle on the flour and cook slowly for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; do not brown.
  2. Meanwhile, fit a food processor with the coarse grating blade. Working in batches to avoid overfilling the machine, push the tomatoes through the feed tube to make a coarse purée.
  3. Stir the tomatoes, sugar, garlic, herb bouquet, fennel, basil, saffron, coriander, orange peel and 1 teaspoon salt into the pot. Cover and cook slowly for 10 minutes, so the tomatoes will render more of their juice. Then uncover and simmer for about an hour, until thick. The sauce is done when it tastes thoroughly cooked and is thick enough to form a mass in the spoon. Remove herb bouquet and taste. Season with salt, pepper, sugar and tomato paste, and simmer two minutes more. The sauce may be used immediately, refrigerated or frozen for up to 6 months.

Chorizo and Red Pepper Sandwiches with Pomegranate Relish and Aioli

July 27, 2016

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Tagine of Lamb (Mary Berry)

November 18, 2015

Tagine of Lamb (Mary Berry)

Pot-roasted pollock, chickpeas and chorizo (Tom Kerridge)

February 26, 2014

Serves 4–6
dried chickpeas 150g
sea salt flakes 4 tbsp
saffron pinch
pollock, 1 fillet (about 500g), skinned and pin bones removed
olive oil 100ml
garlic 2 cloves, grated
fresh red chillies 2, chopped; seeds and all
onions 2, finely chopped
cooking chorizos 4, cut into bite-size chunks
dried bay leaves 2
cinnamon stick 1
ground cumin 1 tsp
smoked paprika 1 tsp
chopped tomatoes 400g can
chicken stock 200ml
spinach leaves 400g
salt and pepper to taste

A day ahead, place the chickpeas in a large bowl with water to cover and leave to soak overnight.

The next day, drain the chickpeas and place them in a saucepan with fresh water to cover. Bring to the boil, skimming the surface as necessary. Reduce the heat to very low and leave them to simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, or until the chickpeas are tender. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the chickpeas to cool in the water in the uncovered pan. They will expand in size.

Meanwhile, mix together the sea salt flakes and saffron. Place of piece of clingfilm large enough to wrap around the pollock on the work surface.

Sprinkle half the salt mix on to the clingfilm and place the pollock on top, then sprinkle the remaining salt mix over the fish and wrap in the clingfilm tightly. Place this parcel into the fridge for 1½ hours.

Heat the olive oil in a large flameproof casserole over a medium heat. Add garlic, red chillies and onions and fry, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes until the onion has softened.

Add the chorizo to the pot and continue frying for a further 5 minutes so the red paprika-soaked oil comes out from the sausage. Stir in the bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cumin and paprika and fry, stirring, for a further 3-4 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 170C/gas mark 3. Drain the chickpeas and add them to the pot, then add the canned tomatoes and pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and put it in the oven for 45 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and taste the chickpeas. The sauce should have reduced a little and thickened. Add salt, if necessary.

Rinse the pollock thoroughly in running cold water.

Pat it dry and place on top of the chickpeas. Place the pot back into the oven for a further 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the flesh flakes easily.

Remove the pot from the oven. Gently take the fish from the pot and place it onto a large serving plate.

Stir the spinach into the hot chickpeas until it just wilts. Spoon this mix over and around the fish and serve immediately. Remember to take out the bay leaves and the cinnamon.

Paella (aldo Zilli)

December 16, 2013

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Paella (Prue Leith)

September 30, 2013

Paella (Prue Leith)

Flashy Fish Stew Saffron Sauce and Garlic Bread (Jamie Oliver)

September 24, 2013

Flashy Fish Stew Saffron Sauce and Garlic Bread (Jamie Oliver)