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.
- Heat the ghee in a pan over medium heat and, when it is melted, toss in the fennel and the basil. Continue to cook until the fennel becomes slightly blistered from the heat.
- Add the broth to the pan, and continue to cook until the broth is gone.
- Garnish with extra basil leaves and serve. Just don’t tell your guests how easy it was. They won’t believe you.