Grilled Portobello Mushrooms & Fennel Pollen
The earthy, smoky flavor and meaty texture of the portobellos combined with the zing of our Fennel Pollen make this an excellent meat substitute or side dish.
Imagine isolating a fennel seed, making it significantly sweeter and a hundred times more intense to the palate. Taste subtle hints of hay, honey and citrus balanced with zings of freshly ground anise in our Italian fennel pollen seasoning. To the nose, the aroma is musty with deep floral notes. The most potent form of fennel, the pollen gives a sense of terroir to a dish and instantly elevates flavor.
Long used in Italian cooking, fennel pollen is golden yellow with rustic green specks of magical flavor. Hand harvested from the Sicani mountains at La Furtuna Estate, organic fennel has hollow stems that bloom small yellow flowers. Pollen is collected from the flowers and tediously dried with a deft touch. Tiny and amber, a gingerly pinch of this fennel pollen spice is all you need to transform an average dish into supreme cuisine.
The Bona Fortuna fennel pollen is a unique and flavorful spice that has a sweet, anise-like flavor that is both aromatic and delicate. One of the great things about this fennel pollen is that it is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes. It can be used to flavor meats, seafood, vegetables, and even desserts. It pairs well with a variety of ingredients, including citrus, garlic, and olive oils. I like to use this fennel pollen is as a finishing spice, adding it at the end of the cooking process to allow the delicate flavors of this wonderful pollen to really shine through and give my dishes an extra layer of depth and complexity. Overall, Bona Fortuna fennel pollen is a wonderful spice that is worth trying if you enjoy bold and aromatic flavors. Just be sure to use it sparingly, as a little goes a long way.
We couldn't have said it better- well put Lisa! We love the Fennel Pollen for it's versatility and we discover new ways to use it from clients like yourself regularly. Buon appetito!
This is an amazing seasoning. I have added it to bolognese (bobby flay recipe) and it truly elevates the sauce to another level. Also wonderful on salmon. Cannot wait to try in different recipes. LOVE!
We are very happy to hear you are loving our Wild Foraged Fennel Pollen! Sounds like you are quite the chef yourself! When can we come over? Haha. : )
This fennel spice is highly aromatic and i definitely recommend using it in dishes like pasta fagioli or in preparing a pork roast.
Pork roast is one of our favorite ways to use the Fennel Pollen as well (although we're always discovering new uses for it)! Thanks for the feedback!
I loved the packaging. Very prompt delivery. Don’t feel that I have yet found its best use, flavor or texture wise…. Need some ideas for use….
Hello Kathy! Keep exploring with the Fennel Pollen- we've discovered numerous delicious uses from other customers that we hadn't tried. Here's some ideas to try out with this magical sprinkle! -roasted pork or lamb tenderloin -roasted nuts -roasted veggies -salads -salmon or chicken -over yogurt & granola -on watermelon -avocado toast -eggs -pizza! (we can't have pizza without it)
I finally ordered and tried the fennel pollen after using Bona Fortuna products for two years. It’s like a summer salad in a jar. I have used it in my salads and they now taste like the ones in Sicily. I also use it on fresh watermelon and it adds such a depth to the sweetness of the fruit. The fennel flavor truly adds a rustic yet sophisticated flavor to your summer foods.
Ciao Roberto! Thank you so much for the great feedback. We love to hear all the unique and delicious ways of how customers are using the Fennel Pollen. Watermelon is a new one for us. And now we must try it because it sounds incredible. Mangiamo!