Recipe by Xexe
It goes fantastically well with any meat or fish.Recipe from jamie oliver.
Top Review by French Tart
I scattered mine with fresh green fennel fronds, as I was out of fennel seeds, I use them a lot! This was a great recipe, and one that I tweaked, as my fenel bulbs were VERY small, so I cut them into quarters and not slices. The scrunched paper method was a but hit or miss, as my fennel was cooked but it was a wee bit crispy!! However, it was a DELICIOUS recipe - thanks so much for posting! Made for Hail the Chefs in the photos forum, FT :-)
- 3 heads fennel
- 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces vermouth (white wine also works)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Remove any discolored parts of the fennel, then cut the tops off and slice finely, reserving the leaves.
- I normally slice each fennel from the top to the root, into about 4 pieces, but its not that important.
- You can slice them finer and more delicately if you like.
- Literally throw all the ingredients except the reserved leaves into a baking dish.
- Rip off a piece of parchment paper, run it under cold water and scrunch it up to make it soft.
- Then place it snugly over and around the fennel, not the actual dish.
- This bakes and steams the fennel at the same time--basically making it really tasty!
- Cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until tender.
- Scatter with the fennel leaves before serving.