I've come into the possession of half a kilo of dried fennel seeds. I don't generally cook with it or have any meal prep ideas that I can add it to... except maybe some sort of pasta sauce? It's too bitter to snack on by itself. What's a good recipe that I could use this in bulk? I don't want it to go to waste. Last resort I'll do a month of fennel tea :)

  • Because your question is seeking recipes, it's going to be closed, sorry. I slipped in a quick answer before that.
    – FuzzyChef
    Jan 11, 2022 at 5:06

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Fennel seed is a very strong spice, so you're just not going to find any preparation that uses a cup of it. The best you can do is recipes that use a few tablespoons, like Fennel Butter and Tomato/Fennel Pickle.

However, the nice thing about its strong flavor is that it stores for years. Vac-pack it in 100g pouches, and you should be able to keep using it ... or giving it to friends ... for a good long while.

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