Sauteed Fennel and Leeks

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

The fennel is sliced thin and sauteed in olive oil with chopped leeks, then finished with fresh lemon zest and a pat of butter. Goes well with braised meats. And I thought I didn't like fennel.

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  • 29.58 ml olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb, top removed cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 large leek, tough greens removed cleaned and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4.92 ml lemon zest
  • 14.79 ml butter


  1. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium heat; add fennel and cook, stirring occasionally until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add leeks, season with salt and pepper, cook 5 minutes more,.
  3. Stir in lemon zest and butter, adjust seasonings, serve.