The Power of Fennel
Scientific Name:(Foeniculm Vulgar)
Common Name: Herb Fennel
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Species: Green Fennel and Bronze Fennel
Medicinal Uses for Fennel:
- Fennel is good for indigestion
- Fennel is rich in magnesium
- Fennel is a natural breath freshener
Recipe for Health:
Steep the foliage (fern-like leaves) or 1 tsp. of fennel seeds in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Let the mixture cool, and drink slowly, and say good-bye to indigestion.
Fennel is a great companion for fish, or sprinkle finely chopped foliage (leaves) over roasting potatoes or vegetables, sprinkle on salads, wrap salmon or any other seafood in foliage before baking or steaming.
SALMON KALE CAKES WITH FENNEL AND ROSEMARY:
1/2 cup (125 ml) soft herbs, such as parsley, chives, basil
1 TBSP (15 ml) fennel foliage
1 TBSP rosemary leaves
Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
1 lb (454 g) ground salmon (wild red spring salmon is preferred variety)
1 TSP( 5 ml) fennel seeds
1/2 TSP (2.5 ml) sea salt or himalayan pink salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) fine bread crumbs
1/2 of a small sweet onion
1 TBSP (15 ml) coconut oil
Chop the fine herbs, fennel foliage, and rosemary leaves.
Pulse these ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped.
Add the egg and lemon juice, and pulse again until the egg is well beaten and until herbs have a very fine texture.
Chop the kale and onions, and pulse until chopped, but do not let it turn into mush.
Put everything into a good-sized mixing bowl.
Add the salmon, fennel seeds, salt and pepper, and using a wooden spoon, mix well.
Form the mixture into balls, and roll each one into bread crumbs.
Heat a little bit of the coconut oil, and flatten each patty in a hot frying pan, and fry until golden brown.
Add a little more of the coconut oil, as needed, between the batches and serve.