Caramelised fennel is the perfect partner for roast pork. Photo / Babiche Martens

Braised Fennel With Lemon & Garlic

This simple side dish will be welcome at any dinner table

Slow-cooked fennel is simple and beautiful with garlic and lemon, here cooked in a frying pan. It’s the perfect accompaniment to roast pork. Fennel is one of my favourite vegetables — it’s so versatile. I heard some girls chatting at the supermarket wondering how to use it, so I joined in to explain that it is simple: shave it through a salad, cook in a risotto or add to slow cooker dishes. 

BRAISED FENNEL WITH LEMON & GARLIC RECIPE 
Serves 6

2 whole fennel bulbs
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp lemon zest

1. Slice the fennel bulbs in half lengthways then slice thinly.

2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Turn to low, add fennel, garlic and lemon zest. Cook for 30 minutes until slightly caramelised.

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