Baked Fish with Fennel Improvisation

This is a super easy and fast dish! While the fish is cooking you can make a salad and you are done. I often use pretty thick salmon fillets, but any thick sturdy fish would be great. The sauce is amazing.

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Slice a bulb of fresh fennel very thinly. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. 
  • Butter baking dish. Put fish fillet in buttered dish, skin side down. 
  • Sprinkle on top of fish: partially cooked fennel, fennel seeds, butter, white wine, salt and pepper.  
  • Bake until done the way you like it. I broiled fish for last 2-3 minutes to brown the top a little. 

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NOTE: This is an “improvisation,” not a complete recipe. In an improvisation, I suggest some basic ingredients and techniques to inspire you to create your own dish based on your mood and the ingredients you have on hand. For traditional recipes, check out those without the word “improvisation” in the title.