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Braised Fennel Recipe

Easy peasy, but you have to make it at the last minute.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Vegetables
Servings 6


  • Peel and slice the fennel.
  • In a large frying pan, heat a few tablespoons of butter or oil. Sauté the fennel slices for a minute or two on each side, then add about 1/2 cup (4 oz / 125 ml) of water, and bring the water to a simmer. Cover for about 5 minutes, let the simmering water steam the fennel. Then remove the cover to reduce the sauce until there is just a thick syrupy liquid left.
  • Remove the fennel, sprinkle with parmesan, and zap under the broiler (aka grill in the UK) for about a minute just to brown the cheese lightly. Put all on a platter, and drizzle the sauce around them, and serve.
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