I have a membership with a CSA program that provides me with fresh, organic Sexie right on my doorstep every week. They really know how to service a lady.
Last week I opened my Sexie box to discover this handsome fellow:
I fell in love from the top of his shaggy hair to the bottom of his bulging bulb. I think you'll fall in love too. Let me introduce you to fennel.
Fennel is Sexie all over. The bulb can be grilled, roasted, sauteed, or eaten raw in salads. The stalks can also be cooked or eaten raw and make a great addition to soup stock. The shaggy fronds can be sprinkled on roasting vegetables or used as a garnish. And fennel seeds are used as a spice and a main ingredient in absinthe. This green fairy definitely approves!
Let's play with our food and have fun time with fennel!
SEXIE ROASTED FENNEL BISQUE
This soup is super tasty and super easy to make. Here are the things you'll need:
2 fennel bulbs sliced
1/2 onion sliced
3 garlic cloves
1 cup almond milk
3 cups vegetable stock
salt & pepper
Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Toss the fennel, onion, and garlic in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
Place it in the oven and let it roast for about 45 minutes or until the fennel is soft and a bit browned. Throw those roasted veggies in a blender, add the almond milk, add the veggie stock, and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour your soup in a pot to reheat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Done! How Sexie was that?