I did it and I would do it again, I stole a recipe. Stealing is such an ugly word. Let's just say I used the recipe as inspiration. Yes that sounds better. My recipe is not an exact copy but an interpretation of the original. A couple of posts ago I mentioned a orange and fennel salad we had enjoyed at Cafe Macaroni. I was in the supermarket and saw a fennel bulb and oranges nearby and felt compelled to try to put them together.
I sliced the fennel super thin on my nifty cheap mandolin. I peeled the oranges and sliced little wedges out leaving the membrane. I think the fancy term is supreme the oranges. I squeezed the juice from the remaining pulp and added it to olive oil, rice wine vinegar and salt and pepper for a simple vinaigrette. I marinated the fennel in the vinaigrette for about an hour so it softened and took on the flavor. Just before serving I tossed the orange segments in.