Jamie’s Seafood Risotto

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Around the World in 80 Dishes: Classic Recipes from the World's Favourite Chefs

Around the World in 80 Dishes

By David Loftus

Published 2012

  • About

The final leg of this long journey by steamship will take us across the Arabian Sea. Let’s bid farewell to the Middle East with a very special ingredient that is also found in Indian cooking: saffron. The bulb is said to have first made its way to England in the pocket of a son of Essex who found it in Tripoli. The flower adapted nicely and grew very well in the fields around our pilgrim’s home — so much so that the area became known as Saffron Walden (‘walde’ being the Anglo-Saxon for ‘fie