fennel bulb/florence fennel/finocchio

Florence fennel or finocchio is a cultivar with a white, swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. It has a mild anise-like flavour, but is sweeter and more aromatic
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves.
Florence fennel or finocchio is a cultivar with a white, swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. It has a mild anise-like flavour, but is sweeter and more aromatic. All parts of the fennel plant, bulb, stalk, and the feathery fronds, are edible

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  1. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Pork Meatloaf with Apple, Cauliflower, and Fennel

    Pork and apples… Apples and pork… There’s a theme going on here, and fennel also goes well with pork, just as rosemary partners well with lamb. And, I’ve discovered I LIKE meatloaf — if one leaves out the breadstuffs and grains! They’re moister this way, for one. This recipe is both gluten...
  2. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Seafood Salad with Soft-Shelled Crab, Shrimp, Quinoa, and Fennel

    Soft shelled crabs are a seasonal delight on the east coast of the US. They're not cheap, but I can only find them mid spring in these parts. They are Maryland blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), found in Chesapeake Bay and environs - and they, like all crabs, shed their hard shells annually so...
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    Fennel, Onion and Celery Soup.jpeg

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    Fennel, Onion and Celery Soup.jpeg

  5. medtran49

    Recipe Orecchiette in a soubise sauce with bacon

    It's not a traditional soubise since it uses bacon grease instead of butter, but it came out really good. Serves 2 generously 4 slices thick cut bacon 1/2 pound scallions, spring onions or leeks 1/2 pound fennel bulb plus fronds for garnish 1/2 cup white wine 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup heavy...
  6. TastyReuben

    Recipe Braised Pork With Cherry Gravy

    BRAISED PORK WITH CHERRY GRAVY Serves 6 ***NOTE: Overnight chilling involved. Plan accordingly!*** Ingredients First Day: 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, tied Salt and freshly ground pepper 6 TB vegetable oil, dividied 6 celery ribs, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, coarsely chopped 2 onions...
  7. Hemulen

    Recipe Mussels in Fennel Cream

    Mussels in Fennel Cream Serves 2 | Preparation and cooking time 45 min – 1 hour Ingredients 20-30 g (3 tablespoons) salted butter 1 large fennel bulb (~200 -250 g) 1-2 yellow onions (~200 – 250 g) 6-8 teaspoons sliced/crushed garlic 1 teaspoon cumin/jeera 1 teaspoon white peppercorns...
  8. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Poached Fennel, Apple, Juniper Mahi Mahi

    re. Serves 3. Poached Fennel, Apple, and Juniper Mahi-Mahi About a pound (450 grams) of mahi-mahi fillet, or any other firm white-fleshed fish. Leave skin on, if it comes that way. 1-2 ounces / 30-55 grams dried juniper berries. 1/4 cup / 60 mL gin. About 6 ounces / 170 grams...
  9. murphyscreek

    Recipe & Video Juniper, Sage, and Fennel Goat Stew

    Very simple but tasted yum. Ingredients: 1kg goat meat (bone on) chunks 1 large onion chopped 1 carrot sliced 2 stalks celery sliced 1/2 fennel bulb sliced 4 cloves garlic squashed 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 large handful sage leaves 10 dried juniper berries ground with a little salt 1 cup red...
  10. medtran49

    Recipe Salsa Escalivada

    Salsa Escalivada 1/2 of a small eggplant, 1 inch dice, salted, weighted for at least 30 minutes, rinsed and dried 1-1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 large red onion 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 yellow bell pepper 1 celery stalk, 1/2 inch dice 1/2 small fennel bulb Rounded 3/4 tsp...
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  13. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Greek Grilled Lamb Heart with Crispy and Shaved Fennel Salad

    The Greek name for this salad is: Kardia Arniou Stin Schara Kai Marathosalata. A little too long to put in the title. Recipe source: Michael Psilaktis's book, How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking. Page 146. 4 large lamb hearts...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Mussels with Fennel and Scotch Bonnet

    This recipe is so easy that it feels like cheating. Fennel is great with any fish or seafood - add fruity, hot Scotch Bonnet chilli and let the flavours dance. You could use another type of chilli if you can't get Scotch Bonnet but I particularly like the fruity notes combined with the aniseed...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Braised Fennel with Mushrooms, Juniper and Sage

    This was a genuine experiment - I had a hunch that juniper berries might work with fennel. I munched on a piece of raw fennel with a juniper berry squashed and rubbed on top. Oh my - that works, I thought: the delicious conifer notes of juniper with the slightly sweet aniseed fennel is magical...
  16. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Fennel au gratin with turmeric and pecorino

    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...
  17. epicuric

    Recipe Moroccan Spiced Fish with Fennel, Leek and cream sauce

    Moroccan Spiced Fish with Fennel, Leek and Cream Sauce Ingredients (to serve 4) 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tsp ras el hanout 4 thick pieces of firm white fish (I used cod) 1 large bulb of fennel, sliced thinly 1 large leek, sliced thinly 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely ½ tsp turmeric 100 ml dry...
  18. epicuric

    Recipe Moroccan chicken with orange and fennel

    MOROCCAN CHICKEN WITH ORANGE AND FENNEL INGREDIENTS (to serve 2) 4 chicken thighs, skin removed 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp ras el hanout 1 large red onion, chopped 1 large fennel bulb, sliced thinly 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 medium red chilli, chopped 1 can of chickpeas 50 g of...
  19. medtran49

    Recipe Roasted tomato and fennel soup

    3 pounds tomatoes, ripe, but still firm Extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 small shallots, coarsely chopped 1 small carrot, coarsely chopped 1 small fennel bulb, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons anise liquer 2 to 3 cups chicken or vegetable...
  20. F

    Recipe Scorfani In Guazzetto (Scorpion Fish with Tomato & Fennel)

    Photo Courtesy: Francesca Guillamet - Scorpion Fish from Marseille Purchased .. The red scorpion fish or dragon fish, has a horrid reputation for its damage to the coral reefs, however, this amazingly incredibly fish, is a true Mediterranean delicacy beyond words. In Spanish we call it...
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