If you aren’t familiar with this vegetable, now is the time to check it out! It’s very seasonal, and I love to pick it up from my local farmer’s market at this time of year. It has a delicate licorice flavor, and you can use the bulb, stems, feathery leaves and even the flowers to add tons of unique impact to a dish.
This recipe is a celebration of very simple ingredients and preparation, allowing the flavor and crunch of fennel to shine. I particularly enjoy this simple side salad with seafood and with pork.