SHAVED FENNEL FOR SALAD
We had a wonderful dish at Tempo of Wild Salmon Filet crusted with Moroccan Spices and served with a Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad as a garnish.
I have been successful with the Salmon, but the Shaved Fennel evades me.
How do they shave fennel paper thin for the salad? The Apple as well?
I made it slicing very thin with a chef's knife, but I couldn't get it thin enough.
I served it with a dressing of O&Co Lemon Infused EVOO and a drop of White Wine Vinegar.
Any help. as well as other recipes for using the fennel will be greatly appreciated.
re: purple goddess
I think that is the best bet - I don't have one, but am able to get it pretty thin with a v. sharp knife. My truffle slicer is great for shaving garlic into paper thin slices, but don't know how well it would work with the larger fennel bulb.
BTW - if you don't have a mandoline, Bridgekitchenware.com is having sale on a good one - $130 rather than over $200. I managed to resist ....
The Benriner is a great mandoline. Even though I have both the Benriner and the Bron, I use the Bernriner the most. Lighter easier to use and much cheaper. The only down side of the one I use is that it is not as wide as the Bron but Benriner makes a wider one as well. I'm pretty sure the one on the Amazon site is the wider one.
http://www.quickspice.com/scstore/ima... This is the one I have and it goes for around $25
We use a KUHN RIKON Julienne Hand Held Mandoline w/ Handguard
It is a great small device, very sharp and we do ultra Thin slivers of fruit, fennel, potatoes, onions, etc. Only about $20.