We are always happy to see new Saffron Road products in the market. Even though their track record is about 50/50 with our tastings I have an overall good perception of the brand and am hopeful when checking out with their products. I am equally hopeful when a convenience meal contains seafood.
You see, it is pretty difficult to pull off: cooking fish, freezing it, and then reheating in the microwave is a challenge. I have a few recipes on the Dr. Gourmet website that are designed for this. One is a Saffron Salmon Risotto. That dish can be adapted easily with a lot of flavors and it reheats well, but you have to be gentle with it. There is a risk of drying out the fish in the freezing and reheating, as microwaves are hard on fish. If you are doing this in commercial size batches and shipping it across the country, it seems almost impossible. Saffron Road »
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This crab salad is light and delicious and it's super simple to make. It is perfect for a spring or summer day.
Here are a couple of tips for making it perfect. First, make the salad in advance and chill well. Tarragon is a strong herb, and if you use too much your dish will be bitter. Using just a bit and letting the salad marinate overnight will help the flowery flavor permeate throughout the dish but insures that it won't be bitter.
The second is to make sure that you are using the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can. This is when you want to use the good stuff, because the great flavor from your more expensive oil will really come through in the dressing.
Spaghetti squash is so great. There are almost no calories and you can use it where you would any pasta. It is fantastic in salads like this and makes the perfect vehicle for almost any flavor – just as your favorite pasta does.
Using goat cheese with your composed salad in this way is both super easy and adds a creaminess to the salad that is hard to get with ingredients like mayonnaise, yogurt, or sour cream. By putting the cheese in the bowl and letting the residual heat from your ingredients melt the cheese, you save the time and hassle of mixing up the dressing.
This recipe can go in a lot of directions pretty easily, depending on your mood and the spices you have on hand. Replacing the cumin and chili powder with curry powder and garam masala takes this Indian. Using fresh basil, a few black olives, and about a tablespoon of capers takes this Mediterranean. I love this with smoked paprika and a bit of Cajun spice blend too.
This recipe is a great combination of flavors and textures, with the toasted potatoes, crisp green beans and a lush sauce. This is a perfect side dish with your favorite grilled fish or chicken for a spring or summer cookout. The salad makes great leftovers, so make extra.