The crisp veggie with a mild licorice taste is good raw, alone or in salads. But cooking brings out its sweetness, making it a perfect addition to a sautéed, grilled, or slow-cooked dish
Quickly cooked chicken breasts get special treatment when served over fennel and onions charred on the grill.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Fennel with Orange Glaze
A simple vinaigrette and creamy goat cheese perfectly dress crisp and crunchy veggies. Quinoa adds a punch of protein to a main-dish vegetarian salad that’s sure to please.
Recipe: Kale Salad with Red Quinoa, Fennel, and Carrots
Fennel for breakfast? Of course! We like this one at dinnertime, too.
Recipe: Roasted Fennel, Egg, and Pancetta Panzanella
We love this simple but elegant salmon from Portland pastry chef Kristen Murray. Orange zest, shallot, and fennel subtly flavor a whole salmon fillet.
Recipe: Poached Orange-Fennel Salmon with Dill Crème
Fennel and endive combine with chicken for comfort food that’s ready in no time. Cream and wine make it rich and satisfying.
Recipe: Quick-Braised Chicken with Caramelized Fennel and Endive
The classic combination of fennel and orange works well as a simple salad. We love that San Francisco cook and artisan Angelo Garro adds chile flakes to his for a little bit of heat.
Recipe: Fennel, Shallot, and Orange Salad
Pan-fried sablefish tops a fresh, citrusy fennel slaw. This dish is fast and easy for a weeknight dinner but elegant enough to serve to guests.
Recipe: Sablefish with Savoy Cabbage and Fennel Slaw
Roasted fennel is mild and slightly sweet, making it a perfect complement to pork. Briny olives round out this great dish.
Recipe: Rosemary Pork Roast with Fennel and Green Olives