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Baked fennel bulbs with orange

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Baked fennel bulbs with orange

Serve accompanied with warm bread this could be a lunch dish, or can be served as a vegetable with an evening meal.


  • 500 grams baby fennel bulbs
  • ¼ cup mandarin flavoured olive oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • grated rind and juice of one orange
  • salt and white pepper to season
  • 1 cup toasted pinenuts
  • ½ cup currants
  • grated rind and diced flesh 1-2 oranges
  • 2 tblsp chopped parsley
  • 2-3 tblsp olive oil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan, optional


  1. Trim the fennel bulbs and arrange in one layer in an oven-proof dish.
  2. Drizzle over the oil, orange rind and juice, salt and white pepper. Cover.
  3. Bake at 160°C for 35-40 minutes or until just tender. Cool.
  4. Mix the topping ingredients together and scatter over the fennel.
  5. Serve accompanied with warm bread.

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