Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables. It is slightly sweet with a subtle licorice flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the butter and savory flavor in the garlic. Serve this vegetable side with any roasted or seared meat dish and a starchy vegetable like carrots, squash, or sweet potato.
2 medium fennel bulbs cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic minced
¼ teaspoons sea salt
¼ cups fennel fronds (optional)