I first tried fennel when eating at the Whole Foods cafe. It was on the buffet among other yummy foods. Needless to say I loved it and recreated it at home. My version is slightly different, as I have added a few things to my liking. Honestly, I had never had fennel before. It is really good. If you haven't tried it, do. The only place I can find that sells it is Whole Foods though, actually. This dish is extremely flavorful. I eat it as a main dish, which may sound strange to some people. However, as some trains of thought go, I find that I am more satisfied and eat less when I focus on one food at a time. Sooo without further ado... here is the ingredient list (it's quite simple):
- 2-4 cups snaps (I use Trader Joe brand, frozen- affordable, fresh, and very good)
- 1 fresh fennel, cut in strips (available at Whole Foods in the produce section, is organic)
- small amount of toasted sesame oil for cooking (and coconut oil, optional)
- soy sauce to taste
- Turn eye on to medium/high heat.
- Add oil to wok. You can cook this with a small amount of coconut oil and then add a small amount of sesame oil at the end along with soy sauce for flavoring, or you can use sesame oil soley.
- Add fennel. You will need to cook it alone on low temp. covered for about 10 minutes. This should be sauteed just as onions are.
- Next add the fennel. Stir and cover.
- Remove after about 10-20 minutes.
- Add soy sauce (and sesame oil if you haven't already) to taste.
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