This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Toss them into the roasting pan when you’re roasting the fennel bulbs. Alternatively, arrange prepared stalks of celery beneath or beside your bird or your roast, where they'll absorb flavors as it cooks. To cook fennel, start by cutting off the stems and discarding them or saving them to eat raw later. Fennel stalks can take the place of celery in soups and stews, and can be used as a "bed" for roasted chicken and meats. To learn how to roast fennel, scroll down! Younger stalks can be finely chopped to break down their tough texture and used in place of other vegetables. They don't taste too similar, but they each go well with exactly the same things as the other - just tone down on the fennel fronds (or offer portions without) if you're serving someone who doesn't like anise/licorice. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. Puree them with oil and add a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon juice. It was on sale in the grocery store. Try tossing fennel pesto with pasta or rubbing it onto meat before roasting. Older stalks should be used in cooked dishes that allow you to extract their flavor while leaving their texture behind. If you know what anise smells like, it is like that. How to Cook Fennel? Yet many eaters throw much of this useful plant away. 1 whole fennel, roughly chopped Fennel also pairs well with fish, seafood and white meats, but can take on stronger flavours like ginger. Throw a few fennel stalks in the steamer or boiling liquid for your next crab or shrimp fest to bring a seafood friendly flavor to your crustaceans. Fennel stalks can take the place of celery in soups and stews, and can be used as a 'bed' for roasted chicken and meats. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until softened. Grill/Roast. 2 cups of good quality vodka. Fennel stalks can be used to prepare soup. Sherri Brooks Vinton. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/0\/0f\/Cook-Fennel-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Cook-Fennel-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/0\/0f\/Cook-Fennel-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid1370226-v4-728px-Cook-Fennel-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":321,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"508","licensing":"

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