Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum Vulgare)
IDEAL WITH FISH AND VEGETABLES
Fennel Seeds have a subtle, sweet anise-like flavour. Used sparingly they complement fish perfectly.
Did you know?
Ancient Chinese and Hindus used Fennel as a remedy for snake bites and scorpion stings. In the Middle Ages it was hung over doorways to ward off evil spirits.
Good quality Fennel Seeds should be clean with an anise-like flavour and aroma. The colour of the seeds ranges from yellow to greenish-brown. Anethole is the principal flavour - giving volatile oil.
- Pan fry onion and garlic, add a dash of white wine, chopped tomatoes, black olives and Fennel Seeds and use to top fish before baking.
- Fennel Seeds are delicious with vegetables, potatoes and pork.
- Add extra flavour to potato salad and rice dishes with crushed Fennel Seeds.
- Flavour risotto with Fennel Seeds and Parmesan cheese.