Thursday, October 1, 2009
Fennel is an aromatic vegetable like celery and carrots, but it has a distinct anise flavor.
An easy and most delicious dish. the addition of butter and parmesan(do not use any other cheese) complement the flavour of the fennel perfectly. Make sure that the cheese does not burn when in the oven!
4 heads fennel, trimmed, quartered
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Boil the fennel in salted water until it is tender. Do not over cook. The fennel should be just al dente!
Drain well and arrange in a generously buttered gratin dish.
Add lots of freshly ground pepper.
Sprinkle on the cheese.
Put into the oven at 400 degrees, until the cheese is golden brown and the fennel is bubbling vigorously in buttery juices.