Spicy Stir-Fried Fennel and Carrots

fennel bulbThis recipe demonstrates how a vegetable not usually found in Japan, fennel, can be cooked in a Japanese way. Fennel is not a vegetable I cook very often, either. A few days ago, Mr. Tess bought some fennel, but I don’t remember how I used to cook fennel, so it’s fortuitous that my project-book includes a recipe. Whoever would have looked in a Japanese cookbook for a fennel recipe!