Fennel

Ancient Britons used it to protect against evil, it, er, repels fleas, and makes a welcome addition to myriad dishes from stews to salads...

Fennel

People have used fennel in cooking and medicine for centuries: in the Middle East, and the Indian and Chinese subcontinents, it's an essential ingredient in indigenous cuisines, whereas its curative properties and beauty benefits know no bounds, from wind-relief to flea-repelling to mouth-freshening.


Fennel recipes

Courgette, fennel, potato and lemon salad

Courgette, fennel, potato and lemon salad

This zesty salad makes a great dish for a barbecue. If you don’t fancy eating outdoors, it makes a lovely accompaniment to a summer roast.

Fennel and mascarpone risotto with seared scallops and prosciutto

Fennel and mascarpone risotto with seared scallops and prosciutto

This mouthwatering risotto recipe is full of the loveliest ingredients around, including succulent scallops, rich prosciutto ham and fragrant fennel.

Griddled mackerel fillets with fennel and cucumber coleslaw

Griddled mackerel fillets with fennel and cucumber coleslaw

This recipe is low in calories, carbs and salt; a very healthy and attractive dish using fennel.

Fennel, lemon and dill baked sea bass

Fennel, lemon and dill baked sea bass

A brilliant dinner party dish with seasonal fennel and crunchy potatoes.

Pork chops with fennel

Pork chops with fennel

This pork recipe makes a great healthy, light supper for two.

Pear, fennel and walnut salad

Pear, fennel and walnut salad

Pears and fennel are in season this month – this dish is delicious eaten on its own or with fish.

Lemony salmon fishcakes with fennel slaw

Lemony salmon fishcakes with fennel slaw

You'll delight in this fishcakes recipe – it makes a light, summery and quick supper.

Fennel, chicory and lemon salad

Fennel, chicory and lemon salad

This recipe is shockingly simple, but big on flavour.

Roasted cod with fennel, red onion and balsamic tomatoes

Roasted cod with fennel, red onion and balsamic tomatoes

This simple, super-healthy cod recipe is overflowing with rustic Italian flavours.

Baked beetroot with orange, ricotta and fennel

Baked beetroot with orange, ricotta and fennel

We're going bonkers for beetroot and what better way than with this refreshing baked beetroot salad. Serve as a side or light lunch or dinner.

Warm salad of griddled courgettes, fennel, goat’s cheese and bacon

Warm salad of griddled courgettes, fennel, goat’s cheese and bacon

To make this attractive salad vegetarian, leave out the bacon.

Grilled sea bass with fennel sauce and saffron pilau rice

Grilled sea bass with fennel sauce and saffron pilau rice

There’ll be no need to fish for compliments when you serve these to guests.

Chicken with fennel and thyme

Chicken with fennel and thyme

The savoury aniseed taste of fennel works really well with succulent chicken in this rich, fragrant recipe.

 

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Starlet

August 31

I don't like aniseed so had avoided fennel but have come to love it with fish. I didn't realise you could eat the leafy part : )

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