Sandwich Crocus de Nîmes
Guest PostLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Saffron Makes this Sandwich from Nîmes Unique

The following recipe comes from a loyal reader and resident of Nîmes. There are many reasons to visit Nîmes, but finding a restaurant that serves this delicious sandwich might be one more. Thank you Gilles Deschamps for sharing the recipe for Crocus de Nîmes with us. The sandwich is a …

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Saffron Spaghetti Buttery Scallops
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Saffron Spaghetti with Buttery Scallops Comfort Food

This pasta dish – saffron spaghetti with buttery scallops – was created out of what I found in Susan and Towny’s fridge when we visited recently. Now in fairness, she had some lovely East Coast scallops on hand, but it was all about the butter.

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Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe
DessertFlans, PuddingsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Easy Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe

This panna cotta recipe is made with local saffron, light and refreshing the perfect dessert to enjoy at the end of any meal. Panna cotta (cooked cream) is a dessert with Italian origins.

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Coconut Saffron Shrimp Curry
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Elegant Saffron Shrimp Curry with Coconut Our New Comfort Food

This curry is full of flavour but mild when it comes to heat. Once you start cooking, you can have the savoury saffron shrimp on the table in under 30-minutes.

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Saffron Harvest Provence Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricLocal Food ProducersTaste

Wild about Saffron in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The number of local farmers producing saffron in Provence is increasing – it used to be widely grown in the south of France but phylloxera wiped it out early in the last century – so it is good to see that it is being produced once …

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Saffron Chicken Potato Courgette Bake Mirabeau Wine
Main CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Recipe for Saffron Chicken with Potato and Courgette Bake

This savoury recipe for Saffron Chicken comes from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen in the Var. The chicken is matched with an easy side dish of potato and courgette (zucchini).

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fennel Langoustine Ragoût
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Impress your Guests with a Fennel and Langoustine Ragoût with Saffron

Ragoût of Fennel and Langoustine with Saffron for a dinner party? This savoury “stew” is served on little boxes of puff pastry. Inspired by Provence, David decided on a pink-theme for their dinner starting with a potted salmon appetizer and this served this impressive seafood main course.

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Cocoa and Lavender Cauliflower saffron soup
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Easy Recipe for Cauliflower Saffron Soup    

Like everything that David Scott Allen prepares for his Cocoa & Lavender blog, he makes it look easy. In the case of soups, most recipes are relatively straightforward including this one. Cauliflower is the base for this dish, which can be prepared for vegetarians using a vegetable broth.

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Provence Saffron in Cotignac
Local Food ProducersMaison Mirabeau WinesTaste

Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

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