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What can I substitute for fennel?

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a Whole Foods Market Customer added about 2 years ago

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

bigpan added about 2 years ago

If you can use liquid, use Pernod or Ouzo.


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added about 2 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 2 years ago
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Hi Adrianne. Is it whole fennel bulb, or is it the seeds you're asking about? Also, are you looking to substitute because you don't have it or because you don't like it?

susanm added about 2 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.

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