Ange’s Special Fennel Bake

  • Ange’s Special Fennel Bake
  • Ange’s Special Fennel Bake
  • Ange’s Special Fennel Bake
  • Ange’s Special Fennel Bake
Ranking: 2 more votes required!

Rated 3.67 out of 5 based on 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 x big fennel bulb - sliced
  • 1 x small red onion - chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - fine chopped
  • 150 ml beer
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 1 x can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tspn tarragon
  • 1 sprig rosmary
  • 2 x stripes orange peel
  • 2 x generous splash olive oil
  • 1/2 tspn masala curry powder
  • 4 Tbls fennel green for decoration

Method

Preheat oven to 170C° Use a oven save frying pan with lid! Prepare the fennel. Heat some olive oil into the pan and fry the fennel on each side until slightly golden brown. Remove from pan.

Heat another splash of olive oil and start to fry the onion and garlic until slightly golden. Deglaze with the beer and orange juice.

Add the diced tomatoes and mix well.

Now it’s time for the herbs. Add the tarragon, rosmary, orange peel, seasalt, black pepper and Masala curry powder, stir well …

… and place the fennel back into the pan. Try to cover it a bit with the sauce. Add to the oven and bake for 10 min. Shut the lid and bake for further 20 min. Cook some rice during baking time!

Get the fennel out of the oven, open the lid and give it a rest of 5-10 min. Serve with brown rice or baguette and ENJOY :-)

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  • Ange that is very interesting dish,because I never know what can I cook from fennel.What about add some meat?

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    by ANNA LINHART on 27/05/2014, 11:35
    ANNA LINHART
    • There are several great dishes with fennel. I love it. Well, I am vegan, I never would suggest to add any meat to my dishes. But trust me, this one is good as it is the way it is! Meat would destroy the falovour. You serve it with brown or white basmati rice, a salad and baguette if you like … its very filling and delicous :-)

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      by Angela H. on 27/05/2014, 12:08
      Angela H.
      • Ok Ange.Thank you.

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        by ANNA LINHART on 27/05/2014, 13:38
        ANNA LINHART
  • Thank you for trying, but this isn’t very nice. I hated this, but it would be nice if you made another recipe so i can try that instead. But do’t it’ll be bad.

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    by Joe Smith on 29/05/2014, 14:09
    Joe Smith
    • I am sorry you don’t like my dish! What was wrong with it? A lot of people really love this dish. A professional feedback would be more appreciated instead of telling me how much hated it was and that my future dishes will be also bad! That is not really nice to say and does not show me what is wrong with it!
      But thanks anyway for your feedback :-)

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      by Angela H. on 30/05/2014, 08:41
      Angela H.
      • for a professional chef this review seemed most unprofessional …. a Troll in Chef’s clothing perhaps? I am very sorry you recieved this review as I have come under fire in this forum with some very hurtful behavior and now feel too unsafe to participate …. I hope you continue and share your unique take on beautiful food.

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        by Helen Minns on 10/06/2014, 10:15
        Helen Minns
        • I think similar! I don’t think this is a real chef! He voted 3 other dishes as well and the feedback was everything else than nice! Thanks for your kind words Helen :-)
          And I for sure will continue BestHomeChef. I know what I can do and I think my cooking is pretty good. I hope you also will continue uploading your recipes!

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          by Angela H. on 10/06/2014, 15:45
          Angela H.
          • I would be very happy to have your thoughts on my recipes, but I doubt I will contribute more. Having someone hate on me enough to stalk me and abuse me on another forum was a bit more than my sensibilities could take.

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            by Helen Minns on 10/06/2014, 23:06
            Helen Minns
          • That is very pity! NOBODY ever should bring down your passion and dreams! Specially not people who troll around online! I know this people and all I have to say to them is … F… you. Excuse my language, but this is all I can say to such people. Before I turned vegan I had a cooking page with all my meat and other animal product dishes. Since I have my vegan cooking page, I experience some trolls from time to time. But I not even delete their comments anymore, people should see how stupid and bad some people present themself ;-)
            Maybe continue with a new account? It would be really pity when you stop because of others!

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            by Angela H. on 11/06/2014, 08:27
            Angela H.
  • I am in love with fennel!
    I have already picked all mine or I would give this a real go. I can always hope my crowns shoot again cant I? The beer and orange flaours intrigue me …. very well thought out and contructed and I am thinking gnocchi might be a good partner … what do you think?

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    by Helen Minns on 10/06/2014, 10:19
    Helen Minns
    • Thanks so much for your vote Helen :-)

      The beer was my idea. I saw a similar recipe and it was cooked with Pernot! I actually didn’t want to buy a bottle of it and I think Fennel already has this “anis” taste. So for me it was about to bring in alcohol falvour. I thought at wine and didn’t like the thought — beer actually sounded weird, but good to me. I grew up in Germany and Germans drink a lot beer in every kind of variations. Beer and orange is yum … so I thought, must be good to drink, should be also good to cook, hihi.
      Hm, gnoccies — yea, I think that would also work pretty good! Good idea Helen :-)

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      by Angela H. on 10/06/2014, 15:48
      Angela H.
      • have a thought for the green immature seed of the fennel … the anise flavour is INTENSE! I love the ouzo scent and green freshness of it is amazing … I love it as a flavour accent and you might find it quite a fun flavour to play with in your gourmet adventures

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        by Helen Minns on 10/06/2014, 23:00
        Helen Minns
        • Believe it or not, I am acutally not a huge fan of anis! Fennel, I don’t like it when raw! But I love it baked in the oven or in a stew. As kids I always had to drink Fennel tea,… and I hated it, haha. I guess thats why I don’t like the strong taste, this tea really is awefull, haha. But I like Ouzo! And Sambuca, hehe.

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          by Angela H. on 11/06/2014, 08:29
          Angela H.