Now you can whip up these great holiday recipes in the privacy of your own home, thanks to Michael Symon.
You saw the great Iron Chef Michael Symon show Matt Bean how quickly and easily you can make some great dishes. Here are the detailed recipes so that you can impress everyone at your parties. Just remember, chicks dig fennel.
Shaved Fennel Salad with Oranges, Lemon, Dill and Watercress
Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon
3 oranges 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fennel fronds
1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill
1 shallot, thinly sliced, soaked in cold Freshly ground black pepper
water for 10 minutes and drained ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 cup loosely packed watercress
2 small or 1 large fennel bulb, core
Grate the zest of one of the oranges and reserve. Segment all three oranges and reserve their juice.
In a large bowl combine the garlic, shallot, salt, lemon zest and juice and the orange zest and juice (reserve the segments for now) and whisk to combine. Add the shaved fennel, fennel fronds and dill and toss them in the juices. Add the orange segments, a few grinds of black pepper, the coriander, extra-virgin olive oil and watercress. Toss gently and divide the salad among four plates. Spoon additional dressing from the bottom of the bowl over each portion.