Monday, May 2, 2011

Ingredient Challenge: Fennel

This was my sister's idea. Let's share recipes that use fennel!

And just to let you know, the June challenge will be our traditional "cook from this blog - blogaversary challenge" and July will be our farmers market challenge.


Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

I had fennel in a meal just a couple of months ago... first time I had ever had fennel. It was pretty good - don't know if that was because the chef knew how to cook it or what, but hey, I'm game to try my own recipe!

Suitcase Sallie said...

Love fennel -- try slicing the bulb (reserve some fronds) and braise with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper in a hot pan -- once browned, add some chicken stock and cook about 12 minutes until tender. Serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese and sprinkle with some chopped fronds! Yum! (Also, I've not cooked with fennel pollen, but it's supposed to be terrific sprinkled on mashed potatoes, eggs, etc.)