Braised Fennel with White Wine

This is another of those "so simple" recipes that is absolutely delicious.  It's the perfect accompaniment to fish, roast chicken or grilled steak, and it's great on its own, too. Ingredients 2 heads of fennel 1 clove of garlic, finely sliced 1 large knobs of butter 1 wine glasses of white wine (or vermouth) salt and pepper

Method 1. Preheat oven to 220 C. 2. Remove any discoloured parts of the fennel, then cut the tops off and slice into four from top to root, reserving the leaves. 3. Put all ingredients into a baking dish.  Rip off a piece of grease proof paper, run it under cold water and scrunch it up to make it soft.  The place it snugly over and around the fennel, not the actual dish. 4. Cook in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until tender.  Scatter with the fennel leaves before serving.