Braised Fennel Recipe


Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Fennel bulbs4 Medium
 Light stock1 1⁄4 Pint (150 milliliter)
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper To Taste
 Butter2 Ounce (60 gram)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 199 Calories from Fat 105

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.9%

Saturated Fat 7.6 g38%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 30.5 mg

Sodium 301.6 mg12.6%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g29.4%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 6 g12.4%

Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 52.6%

Calcium 12.8% Iron 9.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Slice the bulbs lengthways, in halves or quarters, and rinse.
Arrange in a lightly buttered ovenproof dish.
Add the stock, which shouldn't be too rich or salty because it will reduce.
If you are using a chicken-stock cube, make it half-strength.
Sprinkle with the lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
Dot with butter, then cover.
Cook gently on the hob or in the oven (150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2).
It will take around 40 minutes to be really tender.
Baste the fennel a few times during the cooking.