Recipe Fennel au gratin with turmeric and pecorino

Discussion in 'Vegetables, Salads and Mushrooms' started by MypinchofItaly, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    Serves 2, Preparation time 5 mins, Cooking time 20 mins

    • 2 fresh fennels
    • 2 tablespoons powder turmeric
    • 40 g. grated Pecorino cheese
    • Extra Virgin olive oil (Evoo) to taste
    • a pinch of ground black pepper
    • a pinch of salt (optional)


    Method

    Wash the fennel well and dry it with a kitchen towel. Cut the green part with the stems and the leaves (leaves are excellent to garnish or even into a salad, whilst the stems are good for a fish dish).

    Cut and throw the hard white part of the bottom and go on to cut fennel into slices or pieces.

    In a bowl add the grated Pecorino cheese with turmeric powder and a sprinkling of ground black pepper.

    Heat water in a saucepan and as soon as it is warm (no need to bubble), dip your fennel pieces for about 5 minutes or at least until they are well softened.

    Of course you can also do this step by steam.

    Drain them and start to form a first layer of fennel in a baking tray adding the grated pecorino cheese and turmeric powder mix and add a drop of Evoo.

    I have not added salt because Pecorino already has its own, but go ahead according to your taste.

    Place them evenly and continue with the others adding the mix also on the last layer, which once in the oven, will get au gratin. Add some fennel leaves and bake at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes. Serve.

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  2. Wandering Bob

    Wandering Bob Active Member

    Location:
    France
    Fennel, pecorino and turmeric - what a great combination !
     
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  3. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    :thankyou:
     
  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    It gets my vote!
     
  5. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    Wow thank you!
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Not that my vote counts for anything in this challenge! :laugh:
     
  7. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    I withdraw my "wow thank you"..:laugh:
     
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  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Maybe my vote did count. :laugh:
     
  9. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    Maybe I always knew it :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  10. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Congrats on winning!
     
  11. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    :) thank you @medtran49
     
  12. Wandering Bob

    Wandering Bob Active Member

    Location:
    France
    Many congratulations @MypinchofItaly - that recipe was spectacular.

    You are a deserving winner - and maybe you've also raised awareness of pecorino (one of my favourite cheeses)
     
  13. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    Thanks a lot @Wandering Bob - sei molto gentile :)
    Do you think to attend to this Pasta challenge?
     
  14. Wandering Bob

    Wandering Bob Active Member

    Location:
    France
    Buona sera @MypinchofItaly

    I simply don't know whether I will enter the Pasta challenge at the moment.

    August is going to be a very busy month for me. Still, there are many days left for me to consider the possibility.

    Je vous souhaite une très bonne soirée,

    Bob
     
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  15. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Excuses, excuses... :D
     

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