Tortellini with Saffron Sauce


  • 1 Tablespoon Saffron
  • 1/2 onion – finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – pressed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks – mixed with a little bit of milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan or Pecorino – grated
  • Cooked tortellini


  1. Put the saffron in a small cup and add a little bit of hot water.
  2. Fry the onion and the garlic in a tiny bit of oil by low heat for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. tortellini Saffron sauce
    Add the cream, the milk and the saffron with the water, and bring it to a boil.
  4. As soon as it starts to boil, take it away from the heat and add the egg yolk – milk mix and mix well.
  5. Put it back on the stove, and bring it back very, very shortly to a boil, making sure you are mixing it very well – Use a whisker so it doesn’t clump.
  6. Mix the cooked tortellini with the sauce.  Serve with parmesan or pecorino.

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