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What can I substitute for fennel?

asked by Adrianne Conrad about 4 years ago
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added about 4 years ago

If it's fennel seeds you want to substitute, you can get a similar flavor by using star anise.

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added about 4 years ago

If you can use liquid, use Pernod or Ouzo.

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added about 4 years ago

Are you talking seeds or the plant? If the seeds, anise seeds. If you go star anise, keep a light hand. The pastis that bigpan mentioned. If it's the plant, celery plus one of those options.

Though if you don't have fennel seeds, I guess it's a lot to hope you'd have the alternatives. What are you making?

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added about 4 years ago

fennel bulb: celery, same amount
fennel seeds: while coriander is NOTHING like fennel, for some reason i thinks that's what i would try.
wont be the same, but might be unique.