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Braised Fennel with Orange
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Orange juice and rind delicately flavor fennel wedges. Serve this slightly sweet side with ham, pork chops, or roasted pork tenderloin.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 85
- Calories from fat: 28%
- Fat: 2.6g
- Saturated fat: 0.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
- Protein: 2.6g
- Carbohydrate: 14.8g
- Fiber: 5g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 1.2mg
- Sodium: 353mg
- Calcium: 81mg
- 4 large fennel bulbs, each cut into 8 wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
- 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
- Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add fennel wedges. Cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
- Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fennel wedges and sugar, and sauté 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, orange rind, orange juice, vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer for 25 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Sprinkle with the fennel fronds.
- Note: Leave enough of the root end intact so the fennel wedges hold together.
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