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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fennel from Fertile Farm is Fabulous on CBC's Weekend Morning Show!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting two ways to prepare fennel on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with Nadia Kidwai.  Fennel is surprisingly versatile and we can get it grown locally at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market at Fertile Farm.  They have such a wonderful variety of locally grow produce and are a wonderful newcomer family from China.

The first recipe is en pappiote, or cooked in paper.  This is so easy and you can make this in a toaster oven.  The Steelhead Trout comes from Watersong Farm, in Warren, Manitoba. This gorgeous fish is available each week at Gimli Fish.  They will also be coming to the 201 Portage Ave. Farmer's Market on Friday's!

1.Simply take a fillet and cut into portions, place on the parchment paper and top with your favourites.  Here, I topped the fillets with shaved fennel bulb, chopped fennel fronds, butter, and salt and pepper.  Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes.  Serve immediately.  It will be a present at each setting!

 The second recipe is also very easy.  I sautéed shaved fennel bulb with thinly sliced red onion and dried red chilies in olive oil until almost caramelized, with salt and pepper.  I finished with cream and white wine and tossed with cooked spaghetti.  Grate Parmesan over the pasta and it has a remarkable smokiness, almost bacon-like, as a vegetarian pasta.
Enjoy!


1 comment:

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Wow karen! i love what you are able to do with food! This looks so easy and so gorgeously simple at the same time.