Saffron Threads ‘La Mancha’

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Saffron threads have a delicate yet intense warm musky flavour. excellent with fish and rice, bouillabaisse, paella, risottos, tomato-based sauces, asparagus and spinach

Saffron threads are the stamen of the Crocus Sativa plant hand harvested on the fertile La Mancha plateau in Spain – it takes approximately quarter of a million flowers to produce one kilo hence it is the world’s most expensive spice

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Ideally used in: Sweet

Excellent with: Fish Rice Seafood Vegetables

Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free Salt-Free Vegetarian

5 reviews for Saffron Threads ‘La Mancha’

  1. Sue Heyes (verified owner)

    This Saffron is top quality and a must for Mediterranean and Asian cooking. It may seen expensive but most recipes only require a pinch so I would highly recommend it to give a rich colour to your recipes.

  2. Ann Brants (verified owner)

    This is the best saffron I’ve ever used. I’ve tried other brands and supermarkets’ own labels but none compare with this. Although it’s a bit more expensive I find you don’t need as much. Great product!

  3. F Regan (verified owner)

    An essential ingredient in Nigel Slater’s Chicken with Chilli, Lemon and Mint (Real Food). I had been making this recipe for years until I was diagnosed Coeliac and changed all my spices to Seasoned Pioneers as recommended by the society. I can really notice the difference in the enhanced “taste” in my recipes since the switch.

    In Nigel’s recipe, I usually cheat and cook all the ingredients first without the chicken (using also Seasoned Pioneers crushed red chillies instead of fresh). Then I add some leftover Sunday roast chicken to the hot pan of ingredients for a few seconds and is a delicious and very speedy Monday night dinner with rice or in a crusty bread roll with mayo.

    I also LOVE the saffron in poached pears with cardamon pods (Seasoned Pioneers). The saffron adds a wonderful taste and colour.

  4. William Flynn (verified owner)

    Excellent saffron. Slightly dearer but more flavourful than alternatives so you tend to use a bit less. Will keep coming back for this.

  5. Heather Lewis (verified owner)

    Top quality saffron – wonderful flavour.

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