Fragrant and distinctive, fennel imparts a slightly licorice taste. Try it's anise-like flavor in soups, spaghetti sauce and salads. Sauté whole fennel seeds with ground pork and chicken.
Soak seeds in water and throw on the hot coals of your grill to create a sweet, fragrant smoke for pork, chicken, fish and grilled veggies. Use ground seeds to add a fresh, aromatic sweetness to dips, dressings, sauces and gravies. Try a pinch with your Bloody Mary!