As I promised I am writing here the recipe for fennel. I picked the fennel from the market and I never even read about it, but I passed so many times near fennel and it got me so very curios. It looks so amazing, and all I could think was about fennel in front of the camera, light and then what dish I am going to do with it. So I bought 2 fennel bulbs and started to search on internet about it.
And I found out that taste a little bit anise. For a long tine now, I don’t like anise, so imagine my surprise. So, what I am going to do about it?
Like it or hate it. That’s the only way.
When I start the recipe, I notice that I don’t have all the ingredients. Story of my life. Considering that I never had fennel before I decided to go as simple as I can. I start cooking and I didn’t taste it. I just add a little bit of salt and pepper and that’s it. The smell in the kitchen was great. A little bit anise, just enough to like it. I served to my boy and when he eat it all I took a bit to see how it was and I fell in love with fennel. I will try other recipes in the future. So here we go!
– 2 fennel bulbs
– 1 celery (the green part) cut in small pieces
– 1 onion, peeled and cut
– 2 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 cups tomato sauce
– 1 cup cheddar cheese
– 1/2 teaspoon mustard
– salt and pepper
Boil the fennel with salt. When is tender and you can put the fork in it take it out. In a pan put olive oil, mustard, celery and onion and cook it for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce and leave it for another 15 minutes. Cut the fennel in pieces and add it to the mix and leave it for another 3 – 4 minutes. If is to thick you can add a little bit of water.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Put the mix in a baking dish and spread cheddar on top. Leave it in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes. Serve it with any kind of meat or by it self. Enjoy!