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Cook in the Moment: Mussels with Tomato-Saffron Broth

Saffron and mussels are old friends. Traditionally this combo is found in Bouillabaisse, a Provencal seafood stew. For today’s recipe I wanted to keep things simple and quick- just stick with mussels. I love cooking mussels for the briny, savory broth these...

10 Ways Tuesday: Saffron

I’ve come up with 10 ways to use saffron in your summer pantry: 1.  The Simplest Way is the Best Lidia Bastianich shares a simple recipe for Saffron Infused Olive Oil tossed with pasta in Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy. The saffron threads are toasted,...

Ingredient Of The Week : Saffron

This week at La Domestique we’re exploring the exotic spice, saffron. Check out the video above, announcing saffron as the ingredient of the week. Here in the U.S., it seems many of us are intimidated to cook with spices we’re unfamiliar with. It’s...

This Past Week at La Domestique: Couscous

Last week at La Domestique was all about couscous! Perfect for summer, couscous cooks in less than 10 minutes and readily absorbs vinaigrette for salads and savory pan juices of meats. I hope couscous week inspires you to wake up your palate with exotic north African...

Summer Couscous with Chicken & Apricots

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to share this Moroccan inspired summer couscous recipe with you! When I set out to develop a couscous recipe I wanted something summery and light but still satisfying. Many of the Middle Eastern braised meat recipes I came across...