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"Finally, a fennel that plays well with others"

Post  Windmere on 8/6/2014, 10:28 am

I have been on the look out for good fall crops (specifically for my zone).  We often cook with fennel.  However, it can be expensive in our area.  When I learned that this can be a fall crop in GA (per Cooks Garden), I decided to try growing it this season.  Cooks describes Orion Fennel (an F1 variety) as a "fennel that plays well with others."

I found offerings for Orion Fennel from three seed companies (I'm sure there are more):

Johnny's Seeds
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6342-orion-f1.aspx#

Cooks Garden
http://www.cooksgarden.com/herbs/fennel/fennel-orion-prod000727.html

David's Seeds
http://www.amazon.com/D2988A-Organic-Seeds-Davids-Garden/dp/B00E149RF0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407334538&sr=8-1&keywords=orion+fennel+seeds

I  just bought some seeds.  Hopefully I'll get some results~


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Re: "Finally, a fennel that plays well with others"

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 8/6/2014, 1:17 pm

I've heard that fennel can be a problem, what exactly does it do that doesn't "play well with others?!"

I had two beautiful fennel growing early this summer and a gopher took them both - POOF!  GONE.
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Post  Windmere on 8/7/2014, 1:22 pm

Hi Audrey.  Hope you are well.  Smile

I actually have a question pending with Cooks asking specifically what you've asked.  I can tell you that this variety produces quite large bulbs.

Take a look at this image that is from Burpee:



Regardless of the answer to your question.... I am going to plant this variety.  Even if I end up needing to create a "private patch," I think my family will get much use from harvests.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 8/7/2014, 1:43 pm

I'll look forward to hearing their reply.  I love using fennel in juicing.  I haven't tried it in anything else.  I may plant it in a large pot to get past the gopher/vole issue.  That would also take care of the other issues - same as my mint which are in 18" pots.
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Post  Windmere on 8/7/2014, 1:52 pm

Audrey, my wife has a marvelous recipe that she got form Cooking Light magazine.  It is a fish dish (using any firm white fish) and fennel veggie combo.  It's sort of like a stir fry, but it really isn't Asian in any way.  It's cooked with olive oil and has more of an Italian flair.

If you are interested, I will ask my wife about her recipe post it.
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Post  Windmere on 8/7/2014, 2:37 pm

I have cut and pasted Cooks response regarding "Finally, a fennel that plays well with others:"

This fennel is shorter so it doesn't shade out the rest of the garden. It also tends not to be so invasive, it is a good little compact plant.


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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 8/7/2014, 4:59 pm

Thank you, I would love the recipe and thanks for posting their info as well.  Good to know.
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Pan-Seared Snapper with Fennel-Olive Topping

Post  Windmere on 8/7/2014, 9:35 pm

My daughter bought the book from which this recipe came as an anniversary gift (for mommy) several years ago.  It was an offering at her school book fair.

The name of the book is, Cooking Light - Fresh Food Fast - 5 Ingredient 15 minute recipes.

PAN-SEARED SNAPPER WITH FENNEL-OLIVE TOPPING

I'll begin by saying that this recipe works well with any firm white fish.  We have used cod and swai and tilapia.  Tilapia breaks easily though and I personally do not like the flavor of tilapia.

INGREDIENTS:

4 (6 oz) red snapper or other firm white fish fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray (or olive oil)
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
1 large tomato
3 tablespoons refrigerated olive tapenade (I recommend a green olive based tapanade, but any you can find will work).  In some stores it is simply called "olive paste."
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1.  Sprinkle fillets evenly with salt and pepper (to taste, we often use less salt than is called for).  Heat a large non-stick (super important about non-stick) skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan and fillets with cooking spray (note: my wife uses olive oil).  Add fish to pan, skin sides up.  Cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from pan.

2.  Coat pan with cooking spray (olive oil if you choose).  Add fennel and onion; saute 3 minutes.  Add tomato, tapenade and lemon juice; stir well.  Return fillets to pan, nestling them into fennel mixture.  Cook and cover 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.  Spoon fennel mixture over fillets to serve.  Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 3/4 cup fennel topping).

Both my wife and I have prepared this dish, but hers comes out better.  We often make enough for two fillets per person.  If a fennel bulb is a bit large, we just use the whole thing because we love fennel (that is, after my family has eaten their fill of yummy licorice flavored raw pieces).  We adjust the amount of tapenade depending on how much we have to cook.   With these slight variations, the dish can come out differently... but it makes no difference... we always find it to be delicious.  The fennel and onions come out firm in texture, which makes the dish very refreshing.

As a side note:  Licorice happens to be my family's favorite candy flavor.  Our most favorite are the salted licorices from Europe (except the Dutch double-salted... which is quite nasty to us).  In light of our love for licorice... fennel is a HUGE favorite in our home.

Audrey, you mentioned that you use fennel for juicing.  I would love it if you could tell me a bit about your recipe for fennel juicing (even in generalities).  Thanks!


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Post  sanderson on 8/7/2014, 11:45 pm

Windmere, Please post this recipe in the Recipe Section. This one is a keeper.
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