On a whim, I bought a med to large fennel bulb. I also bought about 4 large italian sausage links from my local butcher (2 mild, 2 spicy). I know that anise is a common ingredient in italian sausage, so I thought I might carmelize the fennel to go with the sausages somehow.... any suggestions?
I'm open to creative variations. Sausage and fennel stew? Some kind of hearty ragout?
Help me hounds!