What to do with Baby Fennel?
- sixelagogo Aug 19, 2007 05:14 AM
Went to the farmers market yesterday and picked up a beautiful bunch of baby fennel. I'm a fennel fan but have never come across it in tiny form. Any ideas?
Slice real thin,add good olives (I prefer oil cured)some oranges blood orange if you have(no garlic) but sliced red onions and some E.V.O let stand at room temp serve with a splash of balsamic.Fennel really compliments fish espcially oily fish,blue fish, mackeral etc as well as whole fish with the skin fresh tomato, capers oregano garlic real mediteranian then broil
I love to grill them over charcoal, or in a pork braise. My daughter loves when I roast it with parsnips, onions and potatoes.
Fennel can substitute for celery in the mirepoix of most dishes.
Brown and then braise in a little stock with some lemon zest. Squeeze a little lemon over and serve with parmesan. The NYT published a similar recipe this past spring. So good.
Because these little buddies are SOOO CUTE, i kinda want to maintain/showcase their shape/size...I'm thinking of a stovetop braise with a little sweetness added (honey?) and a little acid (lemon?)