Roasted Anise and Leek

We had sausage for dinner tonight, but one of the sides was this roasted dish:

1 leek, cut in half, then sliced (green and white parts)
1 anise (fennel) bulb, halved then sliced
.5 teaspoon orange peel (or bergamot, if you have it)
1 tablespoon each: balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, orange juice
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together on a baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes, then turn oven down to 250F and roast for another 20-30 minutes. Serves 4.


  1. Anonymous3:20 PM

    I L'edOL at "or bergamot, if you have it." How many of your readers do you think would be in possession of bergamot peel?

  2. Anonymous1:48 PM

    Hence the "if you have it"? If it's better with bergamot, isn't it worth mentioning just in case? :)


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