Shaved raw fennel with sesame oil

If you shave the fennel into paper-thin ribbons, you can eat it raw. By placing these anise-flavoured ribbons in ice water, they'll even become crispy too. 

Creation by Jonnie Boer, Librije’s Atelier, Zwolle, the Netherlands.

Shaved raw fennel with sesame oil

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sesame oil 




Preparation method

  • Cut the fennel into paper-thin ribbons on a mandolin. 
  • Keep the fennel ribbons in iced water until needed.
  • Season with a little sesame oil and, if needed, salt just before serving.

Serving suggestions

  • As a component in a composition with pork belly, coriander, and yuzu. 
  • As a component in a composition with mackerel, lime, and nori.

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