Fennel Carpaccio with Caper and Lemon

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Fennel Carpaccio with Caper and Lemon

Two days left in 2013 – an easy and comfy lunch is in order to lean and look back on the past months. I feel like a quick carpaccio with fennel, caper and lemon, fresh and light, the right foundation for an honest review of an exciting and inspiring year – and the start of eat in my kitchen!

My mother told me about this vegetarian carpaccio which she enjoyed at a restaurant in Italy, so much that it became part of her – and my – recipe collection. Sometimes she is so excited by her food discoveries that she calls me immediately after she ate to tell me about her find. She knows that I love fennel and caper –  a perfect match together with lemon and olive oil. I can get good quality fennel all year round therefore I cook with it quite often. As much as I love this carpaccio as a quick lunch because it’s so easy to prepare, it makes a beautiful, light starter as well.

As a starter for 4, cut 1 fennel bulb in very thin slices and arrange them on plates. Add 6-10 capers on each plate, mine are salted so I have to rinse them first. Drizzle some olive oil and fresh lemon juice on top and season with salt and pepper. It only takes a couple minutes.

Fennel Carpaccio with Caper and Lemon