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Charlotte J's Note:
I've never tried fennel before tonight. It is wonderful!! It may smell like licorice before you cook it but don't let that scare you away. For a hint of the flavor to come, take a sniff. Often likened in taste to licorice, fennel is in fact far more subtle with a texture similar to celery, and, unlike licorice, the flavor is savory, not sweet. Like celery, it is filling and yet very low in calories, so that it provides an excellent snack food for weight watchers. I used this recipe from Sara's Secrets, the wine is a must if you ask me.
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- 1Trim stalks flush with fennel bulb and cut each bulb lengthwise into quarters, or halves, if using small bulbs.
- 2In a heavy saucepan large enough to hold the fennel flat in one layer, melt 1 tablespoon butter over moderate heat.
- 3Add fennel garlic, thyme, and toss to coat with butter.
- 4Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- 5Add wine and chicken stock.
- 6Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
- 7Braise for 15 to 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
- 8Stir in remaining tablespoon butter.
- 9Reseason with salt and pepper, to taste.
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Nutritional Facts for Braised Fennel
Serving Size: 1 (173 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 144.0
- Calories from Fat 106
- Total Fat 11.7 g
- Saturated Fat 7.3 g
- Cholesterol 30.5 mg
- Sodium 148.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 9.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 1.8 g