Fennel is one of those vegetables that I have often seen in the grocery store and wanted to try but never really knew what to do with it. Janna and I are watching Masterchef Australia and they seem to use fennel regularly.
The show gave me some ideas for how to use fennel and today I bought my first bulb of fennel and made a salad. I have to say, I loved the taste. It is mild, but has a hint of licorice similar to fennel seeds.
I made the dressing with orange juice, orange zest and honey and the flavour complimented the fennel very well. The toasted pine nuts….ooooh toasted pine nuts, they are great as an addition to pretty much anything
I am already thinking of other ways that I will try fennel. There are countless recipes on the internet that are inspiring me. It is always nice to discover a new food that you love!
Here is fennel. Make sure to slice it thinly, almost shaved.