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Saffron Chicken


This recipe called for plain yogurt, but to my dismay, I realized I bought a flavored yogurt instead of plain yogurt, so I needed to improvise at the last minute! So…I used a little milk instead of the yogurt and it turned out great!


A pinch of saffron threads

1 T. warm water

1/4 c. milk

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 c. lemon juice

Package of chicken parts (with bones)



Dissolve the saffron in the warm water for about 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, milk, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place them in a Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and marinate for a few hours.

Heat the grill to high. Place the chicken on the grill and sear them on all sides. Turn down the heat and continue cooking the chicken until the inside registers 165.

Melt some butter and add another pinch of saffron. Pour the melted butter over the chicken and serve.


Saffron Mashed Potatoes and Cod



This was an interesting way to prepare mashed potatoes – kind of fancy! It was good but I think I prefer good ol’ fashioned mashed potatoes, instead!


2 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered

1/4 c. whipping cream

1/4 t. crushed saffron

2 cod fillets


Boil the potatoes in some salted water until soft.

Drain the water. Add the whipping cream and saffron. Mash well and stir to blend all ingredients. Keep warm.

Heat a frying pan. Add some olive oil and heat. Season the cod. Place the cod in the hot oil and cook until golden. Turn over and cook until done.

Plate the mashed potatoes. Place the cod fillets over the potatoes.

Serve with a salad on the side.