This makes a tasty side dish for mussels or grilled shrimp. You can eat the thinly sliced pieces of lemon, which become as caramelized and soft as the fennel.
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Make Ahead Tips
The fennel will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Serve as an appetizer: Layer on toasted bread, along with a few very thin slices of red onion that have been soaked in vinegar and drained. Drizzle with more olive oil.
Add to a sandwich: Use it instead of sliced tomato to top roast beef or turkey in sandwiches.
Stir into pasta: Toss with hot penne, a bit of extra-virgin olive oil, some pasta cooking water, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Fantastic. My grown children wished I had found this long ago. Wonderful as a cool addition to lunch or warm as a fish side dish.
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