This braised fennel with garlic recipe really packs a punch with more flavor then you can imagine! It’s perfect as an accompaniment with fish.
Fennel Braised with Garlic
The delicate flavor of licorice permeates every bite of this delicious braised fennel with garlic.
Heat oil and garlic in a medium saucepan for 30 seconds. Add fennel bulbs, salt, pepper, and fennel pollen. Cook for 5 minutes then add the water and cover. Cook for 20 minutes over low heat. Remove fennel from pan and set aside. Turn up the heat and reduce broth to about 1/4 cup. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Pour sauce over the fennel and serve.
Fennel seeds that have been finely ground can be substituted for the fennel pollen. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
These delicious little treats are great along side a cheese tray with the honey and port wine reduction sauce drizzled over a soft cheese.
Pecans Glazed with honey and Port wine
These delicious pecans glisten with their tasty coating of honey and port. With their crispy, crunchy texture, they are easily a favorite snack food at our house.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the honey, port, pepper and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. 3. Add the pecans to the saucepan, stirring to evenly coat them. Using a slotted spoon, drain the nuts very well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the walnuts on it in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12 minutes, stirring once, or until the nuts are mostly dry; let cool. Separate any nuts that stick together. 4. Meanwhile, simmer the remaining syrup over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Drizzle it over cheese and serve with nuts.
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This is the traditional Italian recipe for basil pesto made with lots of fresh basil. *Secret chef’s technique: Sprinkle fresh parmigiano reggiano on your pasta first, after the pasta is cooked, then add the pesto. The cheese will stick the pesto to the pasta and create the perfect texture.
Basil Pesto (Traditional)
This pesto packs a flavor punch that will not be forgotten!
Toast the pine nuts in a 300 degree oven for 5 minutes. Watch them closely. They will burn.
Put all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor and blend streaming in the olive oil slowly until everything is mixed. Add extra oil if needed.
This recipe will make enough pesto for 1 pound of dried pasta. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month. The best technique to use it is to sprinkle fresh parmigiano reggiano on your pasta first, after the pasta is cooked, then add the pesto. The cheese will stick the pesto to the pasta and create the perfect texture.