I love the crunch of fennel and found this is a very quick, basic fennel slaw recipe on epicurious.com that they recommend go with fish. Fennel smells a lot like black licorice, but the taste is tamed by the dressing and you don’t get an overpowering licorice taste. Serves 4-6 as a side dish.
1 1/2 lb fennel, bulbs trimmed and thinly shaved
1/4 c Greek style yogurt (I used 2%)
1/4 c cider vinegar
2 t sugar
2 t ground black pepper
1-2 T chopped fresh dill (depending upon how much you like dill)
zest of 1 lemon
Thinly shave fennel and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. Add fennel and toss to coat with the dressing. Serve cold.