Roasted Fennel Crostini With Cranberries

Roasted Fennel Crostini With Cranberries

Posted 2014-09-29 by Annalisa Brownfollow
I can eat fennel raw or cooked however, roasting fennel makes it soft and sweet with a slightly nutty taste; balancing out the aniseed flavour. In this recipe I’ve combined roasted fennel with the sharp earthy taste of Parmesan cheese. It’s a wonderful contrast of sweet and savoury flavours on an unsuspecting palate.

Roasted Fennel Crostini with Cranberries is a wonderful contrast of sweet and savoury flavours.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 4 entree servings

Ingredients
1 Large Fennel
½ Cup Cranberries
4-8 Slices Thick Crusty Bread
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Honey
Parmesan Cheese
Pepper

Method
  • Thinly slice the fennel and place into a baking dish.

  • Sprinkle cranberries over the fennel.

  • Combine thinly sliced fennel, dried cranberries, pepper and a little olive oil and roast in a preheated 200 degree oven.


  • Grind a liberal amount of black pepper over the fennel to taste.

  • Drizzle a small amount of extra virgin olive oil over the fennel and cranberries; ensuring the fennel is evenly coated.

  • Roast fennel in a 200 degree, pre-heated oven.

  • Every 15-20-minutes remove the fennel from the oven and stir.

  • Roast fennel for approximately 45-minutes until fennel is soft and caramelised.

  • Fennel will be soft and slightly caramelised after roasting for 45minutes.


  • Dry fry or toast thick slices of bread.

  • Select thick slices of bread.


  • Drizzle honey over the toasted bread.

  • Dry fry the bread until its crunchy and golden.


  • Sprinkle thickly grated Parmesan over the bread and honey.

  • Drizzle honey over the toasted bread and liberally layer the bread with thickly grated Parmesan cheese.


  • Place a thick layer of the roasted fennel and cranberries on top of the Parmesan.

  • Garnish the Roasted Fennel Crostini with sprigs of coriander or basil.

  • Best served immediately while hot.

  • Serve Crostini immediately while hot.


    Categories
    #vegetables
    #fennel
    #cranberries
    #honey
    #parmesan
    #cheese
    #crostini
    #vegetarian
    #low_fat
    #healthy
    #snack
    #appetisers
    #finger_food
    #party_food
    #roasting
    #quick
    #simple

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    225913 - 2023-07-17 09:43:25

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