Fennel is the seed of a tall perenial plant that was initially native to the Mediterranean coastline. It is in the same family as parsley and coriander.

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There is also one cultivar, Florence fennel, that is grown for it’s bulb. It makes for an amazing fennel and lemon salad. It is sometimes sold as an ‘anise bulb’ but anise is a different species that has a similar flavour to fennel.

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You can use the seeds whole or ground as a cooking ingredient, garnish and even as a mouth freshener. They are a key ingredient in many masalas and spice pastes. It is a must have spice in many pork dishes and products.

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Pork and fennel sausage with polenta

 

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Mukhwas: a mouth freshening blend of fennel and other spices

I have some more recipes using fennel for you in the links below. 🙂

Dietary Info: Great for vegetarians,  vegans and is gluten free.

This particular cooking ingredient is in PK’s Essential Pantry Cupboard Contents.

Enjoy,

PK


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