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roasted fennel

In appetizers, baking, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, gluten-free, side dishes, vegan, vegetarian on 05.17.11 at 8:21 pm

oh fennel, how i love thee. where have you been all my life? although toasted fennel seeds often find their way into my cooking, fennel bulbs are brand new to my kitchen. after reading about roasted fennel on one of my fave foodie blogs, rufus’ food and spirits guide, i just knew that i had to hunt down some fennel bulbs at the local farmers’ market. and i’m so glad i did. :)


kudos to rufus et al. for the fantastic, easypeasy recipe for roasted fennel. check out rufus’ original commentary or my coles-notes version below.

– preheat oven to 350F
– lightly grease baking pan w/ extra-virgin olive oil (evoo)

just a simple batch of ingredients:
– 2 bulbs of fennel
– 4 cloves of garlic (peeled, diced)
– evoo
– dash of sea salt
– season w/ ground black peppercorns

(tip: remove white fennel base from green stems & fronds. slice bulbs into quarters along the vertical and remove the inner core.)

roasting the fennel:
– add fennel & garlic to lightly-greased baking pan
– drizzle evoo
– add dash of sea salt
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– toss gently in baking pan, so that garlic, seasoning & oil is well incorporated w/ fennel
– roast fennel & garlic in baking pan at 350F for approx 30min or until slightly golden brown

food styling:
– roasted fennel works well as a fab side dish, or as the star ingredient in a salad.
– this roasted fennel paired really nicely with sauerkraut bison sourdough sliders that i made recently for sunday dinner. stay tuned for the recipe! how’s that for a teaser? ;)

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  1. Glad you liked it. I love when food is so simple to prepare and tastes so wonderful. And thanks for the shout out!

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  2. Yum!Sounds great! I too have a new found love for fennel! And I love roasted veggies! Thanks to Rufus too! :)

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  3. Vegetarian who hasn’t had fennel. Going to try it now, looks great!

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    • thanks for stopping by, valerie! lots of vegetarian & vegan recipes here, so feel free to explore. :) looking fwd to checking out your blog as well. cheers!

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