Baked Fennel With Saffron

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Rita1652

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.

Top Review by BarbryT

Now this is weird...I would have SWORN I had written and submitted a review for this. Made for ZWT3. I was very pleasantly surprised with it. I am not generally a fan of anise but this was buttery and delicious. I am glad I tried it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 head fennel, Sliced in quarters cutting out dense core reserving the leaves for garnish
  • 1 medium onion, cut into slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 29.58 ml butter
  • 29.58 ml olive oil
  • 78.07 ml hot chicken stock or 78.07 ml vegetable stock
  • 78.07 ml white wine
  • 0.25 ml saffron, about 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place fennel, onion and garlic into an oiled baking dish using the 2 tablespoons oil.
  3. Combine saffron, chicken broth and white wine and pour over fennel season with salt and pepper. Dot with butter.
  4. Cover 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.
  5. Garnish with the fennel fronds (feathery greens from the fennel).

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