Grilled Fennel


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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You’ve probably seen it in the produce section of the supermarket: the weird vegetable with the fernlike, feathery leaves, crisp green stalks, and bulbous, green-white bottom. The taste of fresh fennel might well be described as licorice-flavored celery. Grilling seems to bring out its sweetness. Add a sweet-sour balsamic vinegar marinade and you have a vegetable you’re not likely to soon forget. It can be served at room temperature as an antipasto or hot as a vegetable side dish. The balsa