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- 4 fennel
- 75g butter, melted
- salt and pepper
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 25 min
Step 1To prepare the fennel, trim away the upper stems, leaving just the bulbous roots. Set the fine, feathery leaves aside. Trim the root base, cut each fennel in half lengthways and rinse in cold water.
Step 2Put the fennel in a pan with the minimum amount of boiling, lightly salted water and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes or until just tender. Overcooking reduces the sweet aniseed flavour. Drain thoroughly in a colander and keep warm on a serving dish.
Step 3Melt the butter. Chop the reserved fennel leaves finely and sprinkle them over the roots with freshly ground pepper.
Step 4Pour the melted butter over the leaves.