Grilled Fennel on the BBQ (Anise in French)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

One of the most underutilized vegetables with its anise undertones, it's one of the few I love. A woman in the grocery today gave me her recipe for it on the barbecue.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, and garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cut off fennel stalks, quarter fennel bulb lengthwise (she said some remove the core, she doesn't bother). Brush each fennel quarter with marinade.
  3. Prepare grill and preheat to medium. Grill fennel, turning several times with tongs, until slightly charred and crisp-tender. Can also be done on a ridged grill panel.


Most Helpful

It was ok. I used the suggested marinade and grilled along side pork tenderloins. next time I will simply rub with olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper before grilling and finish the grilled fennel with a drizzle of balsamic.

Gourmandelise July 07, 2015

If you add the mustard you would give a rating of five. Excellent with grill pork with apple sauce and a nice Riesling.

Altpb July 13, 2013

I forgot the mustard. It was to cold to use the outdoor grill so I just did this in a pan. I let the fennel marinade for a few minutes. Very nice. Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag

wicked cook 46 November 12, 2009

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