Fun With Fennel
By Kate McCart | Posted in Plating Up | 20 August 2012 12:02PM
Meet your new best frond – fennel!
Raw, braised, or roasted, this herb is both flavoursome and versatile - and getting more popular by the day.
Quite the socialite within the Brisbane menu scene, here are a few haunts around town that know how to have fun with fennel.
Pori Pizza | Beccofino
I’ve made mention of this one before, but Beccofino’s Mozzarella, pork and fennel sausage, sautéed leek, Fontina cheese, and rocket, white-base pizza is worthy of being brought to your attention again. The sweetness of the leeks, combined with the mild-tasting cheese, magically balance the bitterness of the very fennel-filled sausage. It’s the ultimate flavour sensation…
Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll | Pawpaw
For a more gourmet take on the good ol’ sausie roll, head to Pawpaw in Woolloongabba. Encased in perfect, buttery pastry, it’s served up with a homemade tomato relish and fresh garden salad. Delish!
Pork Cheek Ragu, Tomato, Olives, Confit Fennel & Basil, Parmesan Gnocchi | Stokehouse
There’s something to be said about pairing fennel with pork (if you hadn’t already noticed the pattern emerging). And I say, If ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Rich and hearty, this pork cheek ragu with confit fennel is one of the most popular dishes on the Stokehouse menu.
Crispy Skin, Tea-Smoked Barramundi with Slow Cooked Jerusalem Artichoke, Mushroom Duxelle, and Fennel Cream | Champ Kitchen & Bar
Southbank’s new kid on the block is boasting a barramundi dish that is bound to please. Drizzled with fennel cream, I know what I’ll be trying the next time I stop by…
Not a fennel fan? What about Rude Ways to Rhubarb, Cool Ways to Cauliflower or Tremendous Ways to Truffle?