Hey look, everybody! I’m cooking something that’s not in Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?
This recipe comes from Barefoot in Paris, and it probably wins the award for the least-bad fennel preparation. (See this post for the least-bad cauliflower award.) I don’t care for fennel. It’s too bad, because we get it every so often in our CSA box, and there are SO MANY Barefoot recipes that call for it. I thought I’d give this one a shot. It calls for sauteing the fennel in a little olive oil before adding a vinaigrette. It wasn’t quite as licorice-y as raw fennel and it didn’t have that sharp bite to it, but it was still had a strong anise taste. Bummer.