Middle Eastern roasted sprouts Jamie Oliver

  • 500 g Brussels sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 bulb of fennel
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 25 g hazelnuts
  • 200 g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 heaped teaspoon tahini
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 pinch of sumac
  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander, dill and mint (20g)
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.
  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil over a medium-high heat. Wash and trim the sprouts, then add to the pan and parboil for 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside to dry.
  3. Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan over a medium heat for 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Using a pestle and mortar, finely grind the toasted seeds with a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Tip most of the spice mix into a large roasting tray and toss in the sprouts.
  5. Peel and slice the onions, then trim and slice the fennel. Tip into the tray along with a glug of oil.
  6. Spread everything in an even layer – you may need two trays – and cook for 20 minutes, until tender and starting to caramelise.
  7. Meanwhile, return your frying pan to the heat and toast the sesame seeds and hazelnuts for 3 minutes, then grind up with the remaining spices, using a pestle and mortar.
  8. Combine the yoghurt with the tahini. Peel and crush the garlic and stir through, then finely grate in half the lemon zest and squeeze in half the juice (save the rest for another day).
  9. Taste the yoghurt and season well, then spread it evenly over the base of a large serving platter and sprinkle some sumac over the top.
  10. Sprinkle the ground nuts and seeds over the top.
  11. Pick and finely chop the herb leaves, discarding the stalks. Scatter the leaves across the plate, then serve.Spoon the sprout mix on top of the yoghurt mixture, scraping up the lovely crispy bits in the pan.

Salsa Verde by Mario

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  • 1/2 cup Fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Fennel Fronds
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Chervil
  • 2 tablespoons Capers (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Chile Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Meanwhile, combine all of the Salsa Verde ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until a chunky paste is formed. Check seasoning, adjusting as needed.

Arugula and Fennel Salad With Tuna from the washington post

 

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  • 5 cups lightly packed baby arugula (5 ounces)
  • 1 large fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced (preferably with a mandoline)
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
  • Two 6- or 7-ounce jars Italian olive-oil-packed tuna, preferably Tonnino brand tuna, oil reserved
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt 

Combine the arugula, fennel and tomatoes in a mixing bowl.

Break up the tuna a bit with a fork to create bite-size chunks; add them to the bowl along with 2 tablespoons of oil from the tuna jars. Add the lemon juice and pepper; toss to incorporate. The saltiness of different tuna brands varies widely, so taste first, then season lightly with salt only if needed.

Divide among individual bowls; serve right away.