The fennel, with its attractive anise-like scent, will stand gracefully as an accompanying ingredient of the fettuccine. A delicious addition to this recipe are sardines, which can either be added in the end or eaten separately.

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Ingredients for 4-5 servings:

– 500g fettuccine

– 2 fennel heads

– 2 garlic cloves

– some spearmint leaves (optional)

– coriander

– salt and pepper

 

1.

Slice the fennel heads as thin or thick as you like. Set the green parts apart, to use them separately.

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2.

Thinly slice or crush the garlic cloves and add them in a pan with hot olive oil, along with the green parts of the fennel.

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3.

When the garlic turns golden, add the rest of the fennel heads. Add some salt and ground coriander.

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4.

Now is the time to start boiling the fettuccine in a litre of salted water.

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5.

When the fennel starts turning clearer, add enough water to cover it and let it boil until all the water has been absorbed.

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6.

When the fettuccine is ready, drain it in a colander and add them to the fennel.

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7.

Serve with freshly-ground pepper and -optionally- mint leaves. Bon appetit!

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