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.
A Zing of Flavor
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.
Add a Dash of Extraordinary
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.
I ordered the fennel pollen to use on fish and it is wonderful. I’ll be trying it on other foods as well.
Grazie mille, Sara! It's a pretty unique seasoning that can enhance many different foods. We love hearing about new ways that our customers are using the Fennel Pollen, so please share with us what you discover as you try it out with other foods! Enjoy!
Wild fennel pollen can be used a number of ways in recipes from roasted. Meat and poultry to salads. Amazing aroma and flavor that enhances the eating experience.
Paul, we couldn't agree more. The Fennel Pollen can be used for so many meals and such a variety of ways, we find it fun trying it in lots of different recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Thank you for sharing!
My whole family is obsessed with the Bona Furtuna Fennel Pollen. We put it on everything from sweets to savories. One of my favorite easy recipes is 100% Bona Furtuna: Tagliatelle Pasta + EVOO + Truffle Salt + Fennel Pollen. That’s it. Nothing more and nothing less. Pure perfection. There is a TON of pasta in one package. Feeds 5 people in my house, including two teenage boys.
Grazie mille, Kim! That recipe sounds heavenly!
First time I used this product on pork tenderloin, very delicious
Ron, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed the Fennel Pollen! We keep discovering new ways to use the Fennel Pollen, but we keep coming back to the pork tenderloin as well, it's such a great finishing touch. Thank you for sharing!
the flavor is amazing, ordering 2 more jars now just to keep on hand because I know I will use this often.
Thank you, Joseph! It really is quite a unique seasoning and we're always finding new ways to use it. The Fennel Pollen actually just won an award from the Specialty Food Association for it's special flavor!