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How to Prepare Fennel

Carmelized Roasted Fennel with Fennel Seeds


You've heard of it before, maybe even tasted it before, but for anyone unaccustomed to fennel, it can seem like a daunting ingredient to prepare. Fennel is a perennial herb that grows from a bulb-like base with stalks, yellow flowers, and feathery leaves. It has been touted to have many health benefits, such as aiding indigestion and normalizing blood pressure. This herb is high in potassium and vitamin C, which makes it a healthy addition to any mealtime spread. For some ideas, check out these scrumptious recipes below!


Fennel Marinated Halibut with Fennel Tzatziki

Fennel and Kale-Stuffed Pork Braciole


To prepare this herb before cooking, make sure to cut the stalks from the bulb, and then use a sharp  knife to slice the bulb down lengthwise to get nice even slices. Check out the instructional video below to get a better hang of things and to start enjoying the many health benefits of fennel in your own kitchen.