When fennel is raw, it tastes a lot like licorice, but it is very gentle when cooked. It is also delicious grilled.
Bonnie Stern’s Friday Night Dinners
- Trim fronds and bottom from fennel and cut each bulb into 6 wedges through stem (so wedges will hold together). Sprinkle with oil, thyme,salt and pepper.
- Arrange wedges on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender.