Gastronomixs

Caramelised fennel

The flavour of fennel becomes incredibly intense when the sugars in and around the fennel caramelize.
This combines great with fennel seeds and a little lemon zest!

Makes 1kg.

Caramelised fennel

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Ingredients

5

 

fennel bulbs

50

g

butter

50

g

olive oil

50

g

cane sugar

1

tbsp

fennel seeds

1

 

lemon, zest

As needed:

 

salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Wash the fennel bulbs and cut them into vertical slices approx. 1cm thick.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil and fry the fennel until golden brown on both sides.
  • Sprinkle with the cane sugar and fennel seeds and caramelise.
  • Season to taste with lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

Serving suggestions

  • Vary by adding different herbs and spices, for example tarragon, coriander or ras el hanout.
  • As a basic ingredient in a lukewarm salad with various types of lettuce, rocket, and goat's cheese on the warm fennel.
  • As a vegetable garnish with fish dishes, e.g. with salmon gratineed with green herbs served with caramelised fennel and lemon risotto.

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