Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Caramelized Fennel and Kohlrabi (Week 10)
My sister called and asked what to do with fennel (she was trying to figure something to pair with a very French meal) and was somewhat stumped. I shared something quick that I had on our plate tonight. I told her about my little adventure with kohlrabi (this odd looking veggie that tastes like a broccoli stalk). I like them but I find they are challenging to prepare since the skin is so tough. See photo...."sputnik"
I peeled therm then thinly sliced them in rounds. I then took a small bulb of fennel that I purchased from Smith Organic Farms, washed, trimmed then sliced finely. In a skillet, I melted about 2 tablespoons of butter and about 2 tablespoons of Verni EVO. I then tossed in the fennel and browned the added the kohlrabi. I let it caramelize then sprinkled Vegeta (well...what else? I'm Croatian). Wonderful delicate flavor...and very quick (we were headed to see the tax man.