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