Spicy Roasted Fennel With Basil and Pumpkin SeedsApr 10, 2012Posted by guestchefPrint
Let us all now take a moment to appreciate the humble but supremely versatile fennel plant. Its bulb can be shaved and eaten raw, or cooked in pretty much whatever manner you see fit. Its fronds are used as an herb, its seeds as a spice. Beat that, other vegetables. I like the combination of fennel and spicy flavors, so that’s what we have here, along with basil, whose anise flavor complements fennel nicely.
This would be a great side dish for roasted chicken or fish. It would even be a great topping choice for your next taco night. Try it with anything – it’s versatile.