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Fennel

  • Tzatziki
    Recipe

    Tzatziki (Cucumber-Fennel Dip)

    Fennel’s hint of anise flavor imparts a beguiling note to this delicious dip.

  • Challah Toasts with Smoked Salmon
    Recipe

    Challah Toasts with Dill Cheese, Fennel, and Smoked Salmon

    These canapés are like Sunday brunch meets the Jewish holidays. Use a mandoline, if you have one, to shave the fennel into super thin curls. If not, a sharp chef’s…

  • Recipe

    Lemony Fennel Salad with Burrata

    In this light first-course salad, creamy, rich burrata is balanced but the crunch and tang of thinly sliced fennel and lemon.

  • Moveable Feast

    Deconstructed Cacciucco

    This succulent, tomatoey soup originated with the fishermen in the coastal towns of Tuscany where after selling the “best” of the day’s catch would make this stew from what they…

  • Moveable Feast

    Black Quinoa Timbales with Vegetables

    If you are looking for a dish that will impress, here it is. The black quinoa is formed into a timbale and adorned with poached vegetables and a parmesan crisp. …

  • Recipe

    Pasta with Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes

    As the fennel and tomatoes roast, their juices mingle to create a luscious sauce. Finocchiona, salami flavored with fennel seeds (finocchio is Italian for fennel), reinforces the fennel flavor of…

  • Recipe

    Fennel Confit with Grilled Lamb

    Like caramelized onions, slowly cooked fennel becomes deep, rich, and sweet tasting. Paired with a lemony, gremolata-like herb garnish, it’s a great accompaniment to lamb chops coated in crushed fennel…

  • Recipe

    Mussels with Fennel and Fregola

    This recipe comes courtesy of my friend chef Joshua McFadden; a dish similar to this is in our cookbook. I love it so much—it’s fragrant, colorful, and satisfying—that I had…

  • Recipe

    Shaved Fennel Salad with Oranges, Black Olives, and Pistachios

    With its sweet and salty flavors, this colorful salad makes a superb first course and would also work well as a side to a rich braise. A short soak in…

  • Recipe

    Peperonata with Fried Eggs

    Peperonata, a mix of cooked sweet peppers, is often served as part of antipasti. Here, it’s topped with an egg and served with crusty bread to mop it all up.

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