Kyle Itani of Itani Ramen uses this delicate, anise-scented oil to top off his home-style chicken ramen.
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- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 piece green fennel stalk with fronts attached (2 oz.)
- 4 pieces star anise
- Green onion trimmings from above
- 2 cloves garlic
Put all ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer over very low heat for 1 hour. Remove from heat and cool completely before straining.