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Fennel Golden Raisin Pie

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

Fennel Golden Raisin Pie
 (makes one 9″ pie) for the filling
 2 fennel bulbs, cored and trimmed of any brown or tough spots
 2 shallots, finely sliced
 1/2 cup golden raisins
 2 tablespoons butter
 1/2 teaspoon salt 
 Pinch of black pepper 
1/8 teaspoon cumin
 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 
juice of half a lemon for the crust
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons cold water Make the crust: 1.Combine the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, your fingers or a food processor, […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Buckwheat Pasta, Fennel, and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Buckwheat Pasta, Fennel, and Roasted Vegetable Salad Serves 4 Ingredients: Dressing 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp runny honey 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 lemon zest, finely grated 1 tbsp roasted pumpkin seed oil 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper Salad 2 bulbs fennel 200g dwarf leeks 250g soba (buckwheat) noodles Extra olive oil for grilling 3-4 courgettes 1 large red onion 1 tbsp finely sliced mint 200g feta cheese, roughly crumbled Method: 1.Preheat the grill or an oven-top grill pan. Whisk together […]

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Oven-Roasted Fish With Fennel

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Oven-Roasted Fish With Fennel Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: June 4, 2010 One of the classic dishes of the French Riviera is sea bass grilled with fennel fronds. That’s the inspiration for this simpler fish preparation. I use firm white fish fillets — those recommended by the Environmental Defense Fund include Pacific cod, Pacific halibut or striped mullet — roasting them in the oven with the fennel stalks trimmed from the bulbs on top. I serve them atop pan-cooked fennel. 2 pounds fennel […]

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