Squid, Prawn and Saffron Stew

Saffron – the posh spice!

Delicate strands of orange red hues that always evoke a sense of decadence and indulgence in my heart. A sense of luxurious mystery that transports me to far off exotic destinations like Persia, Spain and Kashmir.

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Yes Kashmir – the Paradise on Earth, so much a part of my native country yet one which feels so distant to me. The wide expanse of breathtaking saffron fields is one I dream of and the desire to experience something like this is right on top of my bucket list.

Saffron or Zaffran (as known traditionally), is no doubt precious but what’s more precious for me is a dear friend who gifts me the best saffron from Kashmir. Supriya (or S, as I sometimes call her on my blog) is a friend who truly understands what food means to me. Beyond all the pictures and recipes, she understands my passion and the meaning that this blog has in my life.

And she is also the person who gets me authentic and traditional Kashmiri recipes like this Roganjosh, which you must try out. Nothing like the ones that you would find in most Indian restaurants and takeaways.

So before heading over to the recipe, taking a moment to say a huge thanks to S, for being a wonderful friend and my foodie partner in town.

Saffron always reminds us of decadent Indian sweets or the elaborate biryani preparations. But it need not be so; the unique flavour of saffron pairs beautifully with seafood too, delicious examples of which we can find in Meditteranean and Italian cuisine.

Today’s dish is a Squid, Prawn and Saffron Stew, inspired by Italian flavours.

Squid, prawn and saffron stew - an indulgent, rich and delicious seafood stew with saffron -

A rich, hearty and delicious seafood stew with fresh prawns and squid rings; this dish will make you look at saffron in a whole new light. Perfect for the weather, this warm and comforting stew has a rich tomato base, a hint of spices and the all too indulgent flavour of the saffron. And being a seafood stew, this one gets ready pretty fast which is exactly what you need for a midweek treat.

Spoon it over fragrant jasmine rice or mop it up with good quality artisan bread, this is one recipe you will want to make over and over again.

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Squid, prawn and saffron stew - an indulgent, rich and delicious seafood stew with saffron -


  1. 300gms medium sized prawns; deshelled and deveined
  2. 300gms squid rings
  3. 4-5 tbsp olive oil

Find the full recipe here.

Squid, prawn and saffron stew - an indulgent, rich and delicious seafood stew with saffron -

Disclaimer – Recipe developed, shot and styled for Supreme Seafood. 


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6 thoughts on “Squid, Prawn and Saffron Stew

  1. Kim Spiteri April 21, 2016 at 6:17 am Reply

    OMG, this is a winner for me and is a dish me and hubby would choose on a menu, hands down.
    Nicely done! Yum
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed. xx

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    • vanyadhanya April 21, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

      Thanks Kim; a warm bowl of seafood stew ticks all the right boxes, doesn’t it!


  2. The Purple Ladle April 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm Reply

    I could have a big spoonful of this right now and I haven’t even had breakfast yet! looks wonderful. The saffron gives it a wonderful colour

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  3. RecipeTin (@Recipe_Tin) April 12, 2016 at 12:19 am Reply

    Just by looking, one can tell that this recipe is consists of strong and wonderful flavors. And the color is just so perfect!

    Liked by 1 person

    • vanyadhanya April 12, 2016 at 3:53 am Reply

      Thanks Nagi; the saffron really did its job in terms of colour and flavour


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