Imagine celery that tastes like licorice. That is fennel: a vegetable with sweet, crispy stalks and lacy, frond-like leaves. Similar to celery, fennel’s parts are all edible, including the seed, which is often used in Italian sausage. The licorice taste of fennel is stronger when you eat it raw. Raw Fennel is not always easy to find.
*Use in recipes calling for Anise, Star Anise, Fennel (bulb or seed), Basil, Chervil, Caraway, or Thyme.
*Use in Cocktails that call for Sambuca
*Use in Italian Sausage recipes to up the fennel quotient.
*Make Fennel balsamic caramelized red onions for use on Pizza or Focaccia.
*Serve as “drinking licorice”
*Spike your iced tea, hot tea, soda water, or lemonade.
Pair with our Meyer Lemon extra virgin olive oil for a delicious sauce for swordfish.