Recipe by schokomuffin
While preparing to cook my fennel in solely a little olive oil, I stumbled across 4 sad tomatoes in the fridge last night that wanted to be used up as well as 300ml vegetable juice. I altered what I had planned to cook, and this is what turned out (nicely, in my opinion).
- 2 fennel bulbs
- 4 tomatoes
- 1 1⁄4 cups vegetable juice (300ml)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- herbes de provence
Directions See How It's Made
- Wash and cut up all your vegetables first.
- Heat up the olive oil in the pan, and slowly start adding in the pieces of fennel. When they have cooked for a while and taken up the aroma of the olive oil, pour in the vegetable juice, cook on high (or at least that is what I did, because I wanted to get rid of the liquid and make the sauce thicken).
- After about 10 to 15 minutes, add in the tomatoes. After another 5 minutes, add salt, pepper and garlic to taste (you could also put in fresh garlic, but I didn't have any -- or leave it out).
- I left the fennel cooking until firstly, the liquid had reduced nicely and secondly, the fennel was cooked through. I think it took about 3o minutes. But it doesn't have to be that long because you can eat all the ingredients raw anyway!
- Sprinkle with Herbes de Provence, server aussitôt (serve away).
- As a main dish, I guess you could serve it with rice or noodles or potatoes -- I just ate it like that. As a side dish, it could accompany fish or chicken or anything that rocks your boat. Is still very nice the second day, reheated or cold. And low in fat.