Fennel’s crispness is so summery, it is a wonder that it is an autumn and winter vegetable. They are hard to find in Summer, but keep an eye out for good quality ones that are not too expensive. Otherwise this makes an excellent Autumnal dish on the warm autumn days.
You might also like to try Fennel cooked in Wine, Grilled Fennel with Mozzarella, Fennel cooked in Oil a la Grecque, and BBQ’d Fennel. Browse all Fennel recipes here and here. Explore Bittman Salads here. And enjoy our Summer dishes here and here.
Fennel Salad with Fresh Prune Plums
Slice a fennel using a mandoline for even thin slices. Chop the green fronds from the top of the fennel. Cut prune plums into slices, avoiding the centre stone.
Make a normal vinaigrette and add a Tablespoon of finely grated or chopped ginger – I use a microplane grater for this.
Combine together and enjoy!