She drizzles honey on it when it comes out the oven. Good stuff
For Roasted Fennel
1 Large or 2 Small Fennel Bulbs, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces 2-3 tablespoons
2 Cloves Garlic still in papery shell
Salt and Peper For the Cannellini Bean puree
3/4 cups Olive Oil 2 Garlic Cloves, Peeled and minced
2 1/2 cups Cooked Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
1 tablespoon Lemon juice, Freshly squeezed
1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated Crostini First make the roasted fennel.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the fennel and garlic cloves in the olive oil and spread on a sheet pan. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 30-40 minutes, turning twice during cooking. Take out and let cool. When cool squeeze the roasted garlic out of their skins.
Start the cannellini bean puree. In a small frying pan heat 1/2 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic cloves and cook until lightly golden, add rosemary and cannellini beans and cook for one minute more. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Take it off the heat.
In a food processor combine the garlic bean mixture, fennel, roasted garlic, lemon juice, remaining 1/4 olive oil and all but 3 tablespoons of the parmigiano-reggiano. Puree until smooth.
Raise oven temp to 450 degrees. Transfer puree into a small baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Feel free to add more. If your dish is near full, place it on a baking sheet, in case it bubbles over in the oven. Bake until cheese is golden on top, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with crostini. Enjoy!
one of my friend's buys this stuff called Captain Rodney's Sweet & Spicy Pepper Glaze and drizzles it over the top when it comes out of the oven. HOLY MOLY IT IS EVEN MORE AWESOMER!