Salads

Fennel Salad With Blood Orange Vinaigrette

This simple preparation is full of big flavors. Crisp fennel, onion, and celery make for a refreshing salad paired with the sweet and slightly tart juice of the blood orange. Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 3 stalks celery, thinly […]

Allergen Friendly, Main Dishes

Fish Poached In Fennel-Orange Broth

This all-purpose poaching liquid is well-suited to a number of fish, so choose what is freshest at your market. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 teaspoons almond oil 1 lb 8 oz fish fillet, such as flounder or salmon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cups […]

Main Dishes

Porchetta

Makes 6 to 8 servings Traditional porchetta can be made several different ways. This simplified preparation calls for a boneless pork loin cut into quarters, surrounded by Italian sausage with sautéed onions and fennel added, and wrapped in a butterflied pork belly. The whole thing is then tied and slowly […]

Salads

Red Pepper Orzo

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/2 pound orzo 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 1/4 cup olive oil 1 red onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 fennel bulb, finely diced 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped 1/2 cup tomato juice 1/4 cup parsley, chopped […]

Sandwiches

Smashed Chickpea Toast with Pickled Fennel

Makes 4 servings The chickpea portion of this dish is simple, but it’s made perfect by the quick-pickled fennel. If you aren’t a huge fennel fan, these pickles may surprise you, but you can certainly replace it with radishes, onions, or even sauerkraut. Ingredients Pickled Fennel 1/2 cup cider vinegar […]

Main Dishes

Spaghetti with Anchovies and Fennel

Makes 4 servings Ingredients Kosher salt, as needed 1 lb dried spaghetti 6 salt-cured anchovy fillets 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1/4 cup chopped fennel fronds 1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Tangy Couscous Salad

One of my favorite flavor profiles is the Italian agrodolce, a sweet and sour sauce that makes any dish more exciting. Made simply by reducing vinegar with honey, agrodolce can be created on its own and added to dishes later, but I often prepare this sticky and sweet sauce in […]