Roasted Fennel With Chickpeas
Chickpeas!! I'm posting recipes from a book I found. Source: Hummus by Avner Laskin
- Ready In:
- 1hr 50mins
- 2 cups dry chickpeas
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 medium fennel bulbs
- 1 cup white wine
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper, fresh ground
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Soak chickpeas overnight in 8 cups of cold water.
- Drain the peas, rinse, and transfer to a large pot.
- Add the other 8 cups of water, baking powder and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to low and cook uncovered for 1 1/2 hours or until peas are soft.
- Drain and place in a large bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
- Slice the fennel lengthwise into thin strips and lay in a deep pan.
- Add wine, oil, garlic, salt and white pepper, and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until the fennel is soft and has absorbed most of the liquid.
- As this bakes, separate the oranges into sections, and remove the membrane from each section using a paring knife.
- Transfer the roasted fennel to the bowl with the chickpeas and mix well.
- Add orange sections, lemon juice, and more salt and white pepper to taste.
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I love the sweetness of roasted fennel and knew this would be a hit. The chickpeas had been precooked and frozen. They defrosted overnight in the refrigerator and were stirred into the roasted fennel prior to serving. I did find that 300 degrees was to low to roast the fennel. After about 30 minutes the oven finally got dumped to about 375 degrees. The dish was served as a main course with cubed feta cheese and puppodums on the side. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.