Fennel slowly braised in a mustardy and garlicky cream with a crunchy topping is just my idea of heaven!
Simply served with a side salad, this is the perfect low effort but full of flavour dish that I love to make when entertaining or feeding a crowd.
I love the fact that the fennel came from my garden and with my bumper crop this year I needed lots of fennel inspiration.
Organic fennel, with its gentle aniseed flavour is so delicious raw or braised and I feel the versatile vegetable, available most of the year, needs more appreciation.
This dish is truly moorish and frankly, I could lap this oven bake all up with a spoon straight from the oven or the fridge. The flavours really gets better with time making this the perfect ‘make ahead’ dish.
Getting Ahead: The dish can be made up to 5 days ahead.