Braised Fennel

Braised Fennel

The light, slightly sweet anise flavor of fennel gets a boost from roasting. Silky and tender when cooked, it's a alternative to a green salad when paired with a roast, chicken or pork.

Author: Chef Luke Palladino
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes


  • 1/4 cup fruity extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bulbs fennel, sliced vertically
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs thyme, washed
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl combine well with a spoon or your hands.
  3. Place in a roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Roast in oven for 35 minutes or until tender, but not mushy.
  5. Remove foil and cool fennel at room temperature.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.