Saffron, one of the rarest of spices, has a bitter, grassy, and truly unique taste. It is the essential ingredient in seafood paella and also goes very well with risotto or sautéed mushrooms. Add it to a stew of mussels or a fish baked in white wine sauce or toss it over pasta to create a striking shade of red. Make sure to avoid overuse so the spice does not taste too bitter - an easy rule to follow since it is the most expensive spice in the world!
Try these recipes: Paella, Risotto Milanese, Mussels with Saffron and Citrus
Country of Origin: Iran
Net Wt.: 1.0 gram (1/4 cup jar)