Braised Fennel with Parmesan

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9’by 12’ baking dish.

-Cut 1-2 bulbs of fennel into wedges and steam for 10 minutes.

-Arrange the steamed fennel in the baking dish, sprinkle with some chopped garlic and dot with butter.

-Season with salt and pepper and add ¼ cup wine, stock or cream.

-Cover and bake for 20 minutes, then baste and add ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some finely chopped herbs.

-Bake until fennel is completely tender and nicely browned, about 15 minutes more.