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Braised Fennel and Carrots

Julia Ann
Enjoy the mild anise flavor and herbs of fennel with the sweetness of carrots for a vegetable side dish to serve with roast pork or a tofu entree.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Vegetable
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 18 kcal


  • 1 fennel bulb cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 1 ½ cup carrots cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth low fat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp vinegar white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves dried whole
  • salt and pepper to your taste


  • Trim fennel bulb, cut off stems, leaves and the bottom.
  • Wash thoroughly, cut into quarters. Cut out the core or heart of the bulb.
  • Wash and scrape carrots, cut into 3-inches pieces then quarters.
  • Mince garlic cloves.
  • Combine broth, oil, garlic, fennel, carrots into a large saucepan.
  • Bring vegetables to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove vegetables to a warm bowl, cover and keep warm.
  • Increase heat on liquid, reduce to 1/3 cup, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix the wine vinegar, sugar, thyme and seasonings
  • Heat through.
  • Pour the seasoned syrup over the warm vegetables before serving.


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Calories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 78IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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