Friday, April 4, 2014

Comfort Food

I worked on this one for some time.. but don't really like it.. I hope some of you do, I almost didn't release it..

Here is my sample layout, I must have done this too quickly since I messed up the recipe, so if you like, I have the text version which is not missing any ingredients.  The correct recipe is right below..

This looks yummy to me.. hugs Rainy
    Braised Fennel 

    2 large fennel bulbs, 
    rinsed clean
    4 Tbsp butter
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 cup vegetable stock
    1/2 cup water
    2 Tbsp ouzo, or any 
    anise-flavored liqueur
    2 Tbsp chopped fennel fronds
    Zest from 1 orange
    Lemon juice

    1 Cut the tops off the fennel bulbs, chop
     2 tablespoons of the fronds and set aside. 
    Slice the fennel bulbs in half, lengthwise, 
    through the core. Slice each half lengthwise 
    into quarters (you should get eight pieces 
    total out of each fennel bulb), leaving some 
    of the core attached so the pieces don't 
    fall apart as they cook.

    2 Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over 
    medium-high heat and place the fennel pieces 
    in the pan in a single layer. Reduce the heat 
    to medium and cook the fennel pieces, without 
    moving them, for at least 2 minutes. Sprinkle 
    the salt and sugar over the fennel (the sugar 
    will help with caramelization). Check for 
    browning, and cook for another minute or two 
    if they're not browned yet. Turn the fennel 
    pieces over and brown the other side.

    3 When both sides of the fennel are nicely 
    browned, add the ouzo to the pan. Increase 
    the heat to medium high. The ouzo should boil 
    down quickly. When it is almost gone, add the 
    stock and water.

    4 Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the 
    heat down to low, cover the pan and simmer for 
    15 minutes. Remove the cover, increase the heat 
    to high and let the stock cook down until it 
    is a glaze. Add the fennel fronds and most of 
    the orange zest and combine gently.

    5 Serve garnished with the rest of the zest and 
    a few splashes of lemon juice.

    Ok here are the elements

    Elements 2




    I hope you like it, the download link is belowDownload Comford Foods here


    Anonymous said...

    Thank you so much for the beautiful new kits! Wishing you a Happy Easter.
    Hugs, Ann

    Rainy said...

    I hadn't seen you awhile so was wondering where you had gone too.. Would you like to be in my yahoo groups, it's very small.. I would love to have you there.. Happy Easter to you too.. hugs Rainy