Tips for Using Saffron
Be sure not to add saffron threads directly to foods. The flavor is better distributed when the spice is is first allowed to soften in a little warm water. Wait until the water takes on a yellow color and then add it to the dish.
Use Saffron sparingly in recipes, because adding too much can produce a bitter taste. In addition, a large dose of saffron can make you ill, and more then 1/3 oz can be fatal.