I bought a fennel bulb and won't be using the fronds for my recipe. anything I can do with them? I hate to throw them out....

  • Posted by: easknh
  • May 19, 2011


Literary E. July 18, 2011
I just discovered that the green stalks are my baby's very favorite teether, too.
Helen's A. July 18, 2011
Great question! I wasn't sure what to do with mine, either. Thanks for all the great ideas.
sarabclever July 17, 2011
Try "pasta con le sarde"--marcella hazan has a recipe, but it's all over the internet too (and if you can't find it tell me because I've seen it for sure, but maybe my italian is off, ha!).
Bevi May 20, 2011
I love to include fennel fronds in any type of slaw if I have them on hand....
ChefJune May 20, 2011
I love fennel tops as an herb. Especially lovely combined with lemon zest as a flavor booster for broiled white fish such as sole or whitefish.
Literary E. May 19, 2011
They're amazing in broth for poached fish/courtbouillon, too. And if you mince them finely they are terrific in risotto! My favorite risotto is made with leeks, fennel, and a splash of absinthe (pernod would be awesome instead, but I didn't have that.)
Dabblings May 19, 2011
You can use them like any herb. You can also stuff them into a fish or a chicken before roasting (with lemon and garlic is particularly good). It can also be used as a bed to roast fish on top of. You can also infuse oil with it and drizzle that on top of fish.
boulangere May 19, 2011
Oh yeah, toss them right in. Also, whip up a batch of Put Spring in Your Bread and use them there.
pierino May 19, 2011
You are talking about one of my favorite plants here. Just any recipe where you are cutting up the bulb you also incorporate the fronds into. Wonderful for example, with white beans and tuna and....
hardlikearmour May 19, 2011
Chop them finely and use for garnish or store in the freezer for the next time you make stock.
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