Baked Salmon and Braised Orange Fennel

I tried fennel for the first time last night, i had watched a lot of cooking shows where it was used as an ingredients, mostly in salads, id usually stare at the huge bulb in the grocery store with confusion, wondering how exactly i could make any thing i can possibly enjoy eating out of it.

It has a very weird scent that i suppose might work in some dishes, i wasn’t exactly drawn to it, reminded me almost of a anise seeds.
I had heard somewhere a while ago that fennel worked well with orange, well i love cooking with oranges so i decide to buckle up and give this weird veggie a try ( its a vegetable right or herb maybe?).
Here is what i made

It turned out amazing.
The fennel was softened but still had a bite, the orange combined with that smell of the fennel is a match made in heaven, drizzle some lemon juice on it, and i was in paradise, the fish was delicious too, of course, cooking salmon is an art, doesn’t take anything to end up with overcooked dry salmon.