Fennel baby, 0.2 kg pack

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  • Baby fennel refers to immature fennel, of which both the bulb and leaves are edible. Its young, bright green or white bulbs are long and thin in comparison to the much rounder, mature fennel bulbs. Baby fennel bulbs are crunchy and are best eaten when they are around 5 centimeters in diameter. Baby fennel also produces long green stems and feathery leaves. Both the bulb and the leaves have a sweet, herbaceous licorice-like taste.

  • Baby fennel can be used raw in salads, or as a garnish for pasta or soup dishes. Baby fennel can also be steamed, grilled, baked, or sauteed. Baby fennel pairs well with other vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, and radishes. It can be served with oils, butter, parsley, thyme, saffron, citrus, and strong, salty cheeses like pecorino, parmesan, goats cheese, and feta.

  • Store Baby fennel wrapped in foil in the refrigerator, where it will last for up to a week.

  • Fennel, pear, and parmesan salad


    2 baby fennel, trimmed, fronds reserved
    2 pears
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    70g piece parmesan or pecorino Romano
    2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted, roughly chopped


    1. Thinly slice the fennel across the bulb with a sharp knife. And slice the pears. Place fennel and pear in a bowl.
    2. Whisk oil and lemon juice together in a bowl, season, then lighten with a dash of water. Toss with fennel and pear, divide among plates, then scatter with chunks of parmesan, walnuts, and fennel fronds.