Fennel, Pomelo and Mango Salad with Pan Roasted Honey-Mustard Salmon

This quick and tasty dish combines two simple dishes, that can be served on their own, into one. Continue reading

Fennel and Almonds Olive oil Cookies

Olive oil is not the most commonly used ingredient in sweet cookies, but there is really no reason for that, and the following cookies are a good proof of that. Continue reading

Lamb and Fennel Stew

Lamb and Fennel Stew Ronit PensoThis quick and easy to prepare stew is the perfect dish for this season, when spring somehow refuses to fully arrive, yet the heavier winter’s stews are not as happily accepted.

Fennel is a wonderful vegetable, with a distinctive anise flavor, which is one of my favorites. Its fresh flavor pairs wonderfully with the relatively heavy lamb cut. To enhance this anise flavor, I’ve added fennel seeds and a bit of Ouzo, the Greek anise flavored liquor. Continue reading

Hazelnuts Fennel Biscotti

Hazelnuts Fennel Biscotti Ronit PensoThese fragrant and tasty cookies are a variation of the classic Italian Biscotti cookies. Their name means “twice baked”, as they are first baked as a log, sliced and baked again until they are completely dry. This way of baking results cookies that can be stored for long periods of time.

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Citrus, Fennel and Radicchio Slaw, with Pan Roasted Lamb Chops

fennel citrus radicchio slaw Ronit Penso

The term “slaw” took the “Cole” (definition: a brassica, especially cabbage, kale, or rape) out of the “Coleslaw” – a salad made mainly from shredded cabbage. Now when we say “slaw” it means a salad made with any shredded vegetables.
In the following slaw, I’ve combined Fennel and Radicchio – two ingredients that are mostly identified with the Italian cuisine, even though they are known and used all over the Mediterranean. They may not be as popular in any household in the U.S., but it’s definitely worthwhile to get to know them. Continue reading