When I saw the title of this recipe I opted to make it because it sounded nice and simple and that’s the theme of our Thursday night club. It also has to fall into the category of comfort food – and I think it hit the mark there too. Everybody has their own idea of what comfort food is. I don’t think I’m too far off if I say most of us crave roasted vegetables and meats, pasta and hearty soups… no salads when it’s impossible to find good quality fresh ingredients living where I do.
When I was slicing the fennel it felt like there would be far too much; however, I was wrong and it was the perfect amount. Something else I second guessed was I wasn’t sure if there would be enough heat. That’s always a hard one when you’re cooking for a crowd because it’s personal preference, so I stuck to the recipe and used two chilies without their seeds. Next time I’ll use a third or keep the seeds in. The only changes I made to the recipe was I added two spicy Italian pork sausages and a large shallot. The shallot I didn’t notice so much, but I really enjoyed the sausage and will definitely add it again.
For the recipe go here.