Tomato Fennel Sauce
Tomato Fennel Sauce

A great sauce for fish, shellfish or chicken. We serve this sauce under pan seared grouper with garlic mashed potatoes. Tomatoes and potatoes go great together.
Category: Sauces Prep. Method: Boil
Course: Lunch / Dinner Calories:  
Cuisine: Italian Serves: 4

1/4 c olive oil
1 c julienned onion
3 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 fennel bulbs julienned (approx 2-2 1/2 cups)
1 28oz can of good quality crushed tomatoes
the zest of 1 orange
Salt and freshly ground pepper
small handful of chopped parsly
2 tbsp butter
Gently saute onion in olive oil until it softens, then add the garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook another few minutes, but don't let the garlic brown.
Add the fennel bulb and stir. Cover and sweat fennel until it softens, about 10 minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes and orange zest. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes, then salt and pepper to taste. Finish sauce with 2 tbsp of butter. Serve at once.
Rating: ()   printed on: July 3, 2022
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