Fennel also known as Anise because of it 's taste. Like celery, it is filling and yet very low in calories, so that it provides an excellent snack food for those watching their weight. Baking brings out a nice sweetness.
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- 3 heads fennel, Sliced in quarters cutting out dense core reserving the leaves for garnish
- 1 medium onion, cut into slices
- 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup hot chicken stock or 1/3 cup vegetable stock
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1 pinch saffron, about 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- 2Place fennel, onion and garlic into an oiled baking dish using the 2 tablespoons oil.
- 3Combine saffron, chicken broth and white wine and pour over fennel season with salt and pepper. Dot with butter.
- 4Cover and bake for 25 - 30 minutes. If desired, uncover the baking dish toward the end of the cooking time, to allow any excess liquid to evaporate.
- 5Garnish with the fennel fronds (feathery greens from the fennel).
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Nutritional Facts for Baked Fennel With Saffron
Serving Size: 1 (258 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 198.4
- Calories from Fat 117
- Total Fat 13.0 g
- Saturated Fat 4.6 g
- Cholesterol 15.2 mg
- Sodium 199.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
- Sugars 1.4 g
- Protein 3.0 g