Saffron Salmon (Iranian Version)

Preparation time: 1h Cooking time: 30min Serves: 6


Saffron salmon is served with Iranian saffron rice


  • ** ingredients for the iranian saffron rice not included **
  • 1kg salmon filet
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 1/2 can of whipping cream
  • the same amount of white wine
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • around 20-30 saffron threads
  • some: Butter, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt, Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sause thickener


  • grind the saffron threads (best in a mortar toghether with some sugar or salt grains) and dilute them afterwards in a little bit of hot water
  • cut the onion into little squares and stir-fry them some butter and olive-oil
  • put the onions on the side of the pan, and fry the fry the filets first from one side until it gets brown
  • add some lemon-juice, salt and pepper -turn the filet to the other side and don’t fry to much that the middle part of the filet still stays raw
  • during frying, add the ground safran on the fish
  • add whipping cream, same amount of wite wine and minced garlic into the pan
  • strew the sauce thickener on top and let the filets cook until they are not row anymore
  • serve with Iranian saffron rice

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