Monday, April 15, 2013

Maple Glazed Roasted Fennel and Yams-Eating the Alphabet

One of the reasons that I joined Eating the Alphabet last year was to enlarge my exposure to different vegetables.  When the letter “F” came around last year, I wanted to try fennel.  I looked everywhere and could not find any so I had to pass that up.  This year when”F” came around again , I was determined to find some fennel.  I finally found some at a grocery store 30 miles away from home at a very expensive price.  They told me they have it all the time, but I won’t be buying it often at its current price.

Because I only bought one bulb of fennel, I knew it would not go far.  I have been having a love affair with roasted yams (sweet potatoes) so I decided to combine some of them with the  fennel  and roast them.  After the fennel and yams were roasted, I decided to add a couple of tablespoons maple syrup.  All in all, I thought the combination made a very good dish, and I will make this again.

Maple Glazed Roasted Fennel and Yams
1 bulb fennel, about 1 lb.
1 lb. or so small yams, about 1 1/2-inches in diameter
1 T. olive oil
2 T. pure maple syrup

Cut top from fennel bulb.  Wash and slice bulb into about 1/2-inch slices and place in a medium bowl.  Peel yams and slice into about 1 1/2-inch chunks.  Add to fennel in the bowl.  Pour the olive oil over the fennel and yams and toss until everything is well coated with the oil.  Turn out onto a foil-lined jelly-roll pan.  Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  Toss well.  Continue roasting another 10-15 minutes.  Remove from oven and drizzle the maple syrup over the vegetables.  Toss well.  Return to oven and roast another 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Toss once more and place in a serving dish.  Makes 4 servings.

If you would like to join Eating the Alphabet, you can get all the necessary information here on Brenda's information page.

3 comments:

  1. That sounds just wonderful. I hadn't really given fennel a chance either until now.

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  2. Hi~ This sounds so good, fennel, yams, and maple syrup, what's not to like!! Stopping by from the Alphabet hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  3. I've bought produce before without paying attention to the cost...it hits you hard sometimes! I've never paid attention the price of fennel before though, but now I'm sure I'll notice. This looks delicious-great alphabet hop choice!

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