13 August 2011

fennel. better to photograph than to eat

fennel. better to photograph than to eat

It certainly looks pretty, doesn't it? I like the braided appearance. Not to say it tasted awful. The balsamic vinegar and orange juice reduction meant to go on the top, was much better served on the chicken, and was even a big hit on strawberries for dessert!

As for fennel? Meh.


TexWisGirl said...

can't say i've ever tried it... :)

bon bon said...

i've had fennel seed, but the plant itself tastes and smells like black licorice, which i'm not a fan of.

missing moments said...

never had it

Samantha said...

Exactly..black licorice, not a fan!
The reduction sounds wonderful..share!

Dawn said...

I'm a HUGE fan of black licorice...but yes- it IS pretty before I get to it;))

Buttons said...

I have never had fennel. Dawn says good you say bad I must try and see for myself. I do love black licorice. B

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I've never tasted it. When Gordon told me it tastes "licorice", phew! I don't want to try it!!

The picture, though, is superb!

bon bon said...

it wasn't bad with the reduction. here's the recipe, sam!

equal parts balsamic vinegar and orange juice (maybe 1/8 c. each. i don't measure. just so the bottom of my sauce pan has about an 1/8" layer?) cook it down while whisking. it will become clearer, darker, and a bit thicker. add a drizzle of maple syrup, cook another minutes or two. pour on whatever you damn well please.

i've made balsamic vinegar and maple reduction (without o.j.) for pork too.

seriously, you could pour this on ice cream.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I don't care for fennel...yucky. Pretty but yucky

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