Quick Confit Fennel with Lemon

A fragrant way to prepare fennel is to confit it since this retains the natural flavour. Served with a dash of lemon and infused with extra ingredients such as saffron and tarragon results in a flavoursome dish.

cooked fennel confit

If this is your first attempt making vegetable confit, you’ll notice that it requires little work. The slow cooking method results in a silky texture with concentrated flavour. Fennel is healthy and if it is very fresh, it will also perfume your kitchen with notes of anise. 

How to use confit fennel

  • As a side dish gratin with fish, chicken or pork.
  • In salads to add a rich taste of anise.
  • On pizza with lots of blue cheese or spicy sausages.
  • In sandwiches with grilled chicken or turkey.
  • On bruschetta with goat cheese or other soft cheese.
  • Flavour mashed potatoes by folding in some confit fennel.
cooked fennel confit

Confit Fennel with Lemon

A fragrant way to prepare fennel is to confit it since this retains the natural flavour.

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine French, Mediterranean
Servings 2 people
Calories 83 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Saucepan
Spatula
Mandoline

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Warm the butter with the olive oil over a medium low heat, add the fennel seeds and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the sliced fennel, lemon juice, lemon zest, water, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with a lid and cook through until the fennel is soft and tender.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.2gFat: 9gSodium: 26mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword confit, fennel
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