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Orange-Braised Fennel

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 50 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3 oranges)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

Directions

  1. Step 1

    With a large knife, cut each fennel bulb lengthwise into four slices. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat butter and oil until sizzling. Lay fennel slices in skillet; cook, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

  2. Step 2

    Pour orange juice over fennel; season with salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until fennel is tender, about 15 minutes. Add wine, and continue cooking until fennel is very tender and sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, as desired, and serve warm.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2003

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Reviews (1)

  • 18 Jun, 2013

    I would avoid fennel generally, but this changed my mind! Great recipe, simple and nice way to use the veggie