Caramelized Fennel

This easy dish goes well with just about anything from the grill, especially fish. It is also good as part of a pizza topping.

2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed and sliced about ¼-inch thick

¼ cup olive oil

1 – 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

Salt and pepper

Lemon wedges

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and when the oil is hot, carefully add the sliced fennel. Cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until fennel is tender and lightly caramelized.

Add the garlic and toss for another minute or two. Season with salt and pepper. Drain off excess oil and serve with lemon wedges.

Can be made ahead and reheated.

Serves 4 as a side dish.