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Pan -Roasted Fennel

I don't know if you've done this one already, but I made this last night and it was just delish. And it's definitely vegetarian, maybe even vegan.

1 Fennel bulb- root and fronds removed (reserve some of the lacy green fronds for garnish)
3 TB Olive Oil
1 lemon (or Lemon Juice)
Salt and Pepper to taste.


1.Preheat oven to 375.

2. Place the bulb on its root end, and cut it into half-inch thick slices. The weird cross-sections might give you some trouble, but just stick with it. (You shouldn't get a whole lot out of each bulb, if you're feeding more than two people you might want to do two)

3.Place the slices on a baking pan. Drizzle olive oil on both sides, so its good and slimy. Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper on it.

4.Bake for 15-20 minutes on one side, then turn over and bake for another 15-20. The whole thing should take about 35 mins in the oven.

5. Once they are done baking, take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the slices with lemon juice. Not too much though, just one or two drops per slice. Then eat them.

I liked this recipe because the slices looked like little squished squids once they were done. I might try to make them into something relating to HP Lovecraft. 'Cthulhu Cakes' has a nice ring to it. Maybe put them on some crostini with some cheese. . . *drools on self*
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this tastes even better if you sprinkle fennel seeds as well as salt and pepper. also, it's really quite nice when you add carrots.
I didn't think of that. That sounds like a great idea.

I would probably grind the seeds, or maybe even put some coriander on it. I like to go nuts with spices.

I had a mortar and pestle but it was made of wood and split one day, so I need to get another one. I would dearly love a marble one, but I haven't seen one for less than 40 anywhere.
hehe, mine is a tiny clay one i got in chinatown for $1 ... but it helps me grind many herbs and spices. it would be nice to have a sexy one, though. its one of my favourite household tools to use.