Sauteed fennel is a vegetable a lot of people are unfamiliar with. Some people don’t like the flavour, some don’t know how to cook it, hence generally avoiding it.
I’m here to tell you some good facts about fennel!
It’s extremely healthy, cuts down on gas, and helps with digestion. When I was pregnant, I had to chew on fennel seeds like crazy to manage my indigestion issues. Had I known how it easy it was to cook, I would’ve been cooking it too! It probably would have helped with my digestion. (FYI, pregnant ladies have horrible digestion issues as their organs get squished together as the body makes more to make room for the baby in the growing uterus.)
Here is the easiest way to cook fennel:
- Take a bulb of fennel and wash it.
- Slice it thinly.
- Heat up a heavy-bottomed non-stick pan or wok.
- Add a teaspoon of oil.
- Sauté and toss until semi-transluscent
- Add himalayan salt to taste
- Serve with rice and other side dishes of choice
I find that this dish is simple yet so flavourful and does such wonderful things for my GI issues. Really lovely and underutilised vegetable. You can also cook it with braised meats and even mix it with potato.