AT A GLANCE
The vinegary piquancy of marinated anchovies makes an excellent addition to many dishes, and here they add a flourish to a light fennel salad. If you don't want to make buttermilk curd, simply top the salad with crumbled salted ricotta, or dollops of goat's curd.
|01||For buttermilk curd, heat buttermilk and 2 tsp sea salt flakes in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring just until the buttermilk curd starts to separate from the whey (2-4 minutes). Do not overheat or the curd will start to cook. Set aside for 1 minute, then strain through muslin and place in the refrigerator to drain (1 hour).|
|02||For mustard dressing, whisk all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.|
|03||Toss fennel with dressing in a bowl and season to taste. Transfer to a plate, top with buttermilk curd and marinated anchovies, scatter with chervil and serve with sourdough.|
Note Marinated anchovies are available from select delicatessens.