I as well substituted 1 granny smith apple for the second fennel bulb. I found that this lent it a brightness. I also squeezed the juice from the remainder orange after i supremed it. trader joe's green olives in the can worked exceptionally welll. i let it marinade it the fridge for at least 2 hours. what brightness! what freshness! i paired it with a nicely seared pork chop.
I also made it with one fennel and one apple really nice
Delicious! I made the full recipe for the two of us. I liked it fresh. My husband liked it the next night better. Compromise? Make it earlier before serving so it marinates more. I made it with one bulb of fennel and one Granny Smith. I saved the pistachios for garnish so they would stay crisp. Next time I think I would half the recipe.