Recipes and Cooking Green Beans and Fennel 3.0 (4) Add your rating & review To crush fennel seeds, place them on a cutting board and use a rolling pin to roll over them to crush them. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 tablespoon butter (no substitutes), softened 1 ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed 1 ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 3 fennel bulbs (3 pounds) 1 ¾ pound fresh green beans, trimmed if desired Directions Stir together butter, fennel seeds, lemon peel, pepper, and salt. Cut off and discard upper stalks of fennel bulbs. Remove any wilted outer layers; cut off a thin slice from the fennel base. Wash fennel; cut into quarters. Remove cores. Cut fennel lengthwise into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Place beans in a 4-quart Dutch oven. Cook beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water 4 to 5 minutes. Add fennel strips to beans. Cook 6 to 10 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain. Toss fennel and beans in the bowl with the seasoned butter. Transfer to a serving dish. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 67 Calories 3g Fat 10g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 67 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 124mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Protein 2g Vitamin C 17.1mg 86% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 1.3mg 7% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.