Use fennel bulbs in salads, baked vegetable dishes, soup and sides. It goes beautifully in any Mediterranean flavoured recipe as well as with fish and prawns.
Fennel is a great accompaniment to many Italian dishes as it meshes very well with tomato flavours. Here it is simply baked with cream and creme fraiche.
This is a delicious vegetarian stew with its tasty mix of fennel and chickpeas. You can use fresh or frozen peas.
For how classy this tastes this is a surprisingly easy dish, perfect for a dinner party. Salmon fillets are sprinkled with fennel and baked in orange juice.
The aniseed flavour of fennel compliments pork very well. A good side dish with this is sauteed cabbage or bok choy.
I grew up eating fennel and I've noticed its getting more common here. For all the fennel lovers like me, here is a delicious and good looking recipe combing it with rocket. For the non fennel lovers, you can easily substitute celery.