I love fennel, but I generally hate anise. Go figure. Fennel is, traditionally, a folk remedy for gastric woes, colic and upset stomaches. This recipe is one of my favorites, though fennel's season is so short in this area that I miss preparing it during much of the year.
I find roasted fennel the best. It is also great in a salad thinly shaved with oranges and olives and a simple lemon juice olive oil dressing. Recently I saw a pesto with the fennel fronds and pine nuts. Need to try it the next time I am throwing away the fronds.
Haley W. says
I love fennel, and this looks like a great way to serve it. Mine usually ends up in salads. I'm very curious what you paired it with - I would probably end up putting it with some roast chicken (perfect in terms of collaborative effort) - but that's my age-old standby.