Baked Salmon and Braised Orange Fennel


I tried fennel for the first time last night, i had watched a lot of cooking shows where it was used as an ingredients, mostly in salads, id usually stare at the huge bulb in the grocery store with confusion, wondering how exactly i could make any thing i can possibly enjoy eating out of it. It has a very weird scent that i suppose might work in some dishes, i wasn’t exactly drawn to it, reminded me almost of a anise seeds. I had heard somewhere a while ago that fennel worked well with orange, well i love cooking with oranges so i decide to buckle up and give this weird veggie a try ( its a vegetable right or herb maybe?). Here is what i made

It turned out amazing. The fennel was softened but still had a bite, the orange combined with that smell of the fennel is a match made in heaven, drizzle some lemon juice on it, and i was in paradise, the fish was delicious too, of course, cooking salmon is an art, doesn’t take anything to end up with overcooked dry salmon.

Baked Salmon with Braised Orange Fennel