Thursday, April 17, 2008

Prepping Saffron

Saffron can be a challenge to cook with. Even experienced chefs avoid the delicate threads of the ingredient, having not quite figured out how to use them. But don’t let the fear of not knowing keep you away. All it takes is a simple step to make this complex ingredient palatable.

Simply heat saffron threads in a liquid (stock or water) before prepping anything. This will allow the saffron threads to dye and infuse flavor into your desired cooking liquid. Once all of the color has left the threads, you can add the remaining liquid to whatever it is that you are making and enjoy. Voilá!

Happy Cooking!