Fennel and parmesan make for a clean, beautiful, and uncomplicated salad. Fennel can oxidize quickly, so I recommend shaving it at the last minute for optimum texture as well as to keep its fresh, anise aroma.
- Using a mandoline, thinly shave fennel from root to top into a bowl. Season the fennel with salt and white pepper. Add the oil and lemon juice and gently toss to coat. Divide among four plates, garnish with shaved parmesan and a few fennel fronds, and serve immediately.
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