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September 26, 2007

Fennel and Avocado: A Match Made In Heaven

By Aaron
16 Comments

Mark’s friend Chef Oren is back with another savory recipe this week in which he features the oft-neglected fennel bulb. Fennel has a mildly sweet licorice flavor and a wonderful crunch in every bite. It is a good source of vitamin C, folate, potassium and dietary fiber. I’ve had this recipe twice in the last week and love it. Sometimes it can be a little difficult finding fennel, but if you can get your hands on it be sure to give it a try.

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Wilson
Wilson
9 years 4 days ago

Looks absolutely splendid, unfortunately I’m allergic to avocado!!! Am I a weird freak with freakish freakiness because I get sick when I eat avocado (even though it tastes so good), or are there others out there with this same affliction?

Saultite
Saultite
5 years 7 months ago

I get it too, but usually if the avocado is either too rope or not ripe enough… and if there isn’t enough acid and salt to help digestion. Hope that helps!

Crystal
Crystal
9 years 4 days ago

Bummer Wilson. Sounds yummy. Sometimes at the grocery store it’ll say anise instead of fennel. It is good a little roasted too.

Sara
9 years 4 days ago
I recently had duck with roasted whole fennel bulbs. Mmmmm!!!!! That was a treat. Wilson, you are not weird, but that’s unusual ๐Ÿ™‚ Ummm…try fennel with fattening meats like duck or dark turkey meat instead of avocado. Or roast it with carrots. Here are some fennel recipes: http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Fruits-and-Vegetables/Vegetables-A-M/Fennel/Top.aspx Some use dried fennel…but I like the whole, fresh thing. The Romans used a lot of anise/licorice flavorings, such as fennel, in their cooking. A great, easy stew, if you don’t mind the occasional grain (I do this VERY rarely): pearl barley boiled with garlic, olive oil, water of course, and sea… Read more »
IronOrchid
9 years 4 days ago

Looks SO GOOD and easy to prepare! Great idea!

Sara
9 years 3 days ago

I LOVE fennel and avocado – but don’t really love watching cooking videos…. any chance of posting the recipe? Thanks!

Sara

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Caloi Rider
9 years 2 days ago

Wilson, don’t worry, I recently discovered a food allergy of my own to something in a loaf of bread my wife bought. I guess that’s what I get for eating carbs, eh Mark?
Yeah, food allergies are no fun.

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[…] Unless you live in a relatively mild climate, fennel is one vegetable that is only offered in the spring. Revered for its unique licorice-like flavoring, fennel contains a unique blend of phytonutrients โ€“ including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides โ€“ that make it a powerful antioxidant. Specifically, these compounds are thought to reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer, and when combined with fiber, as is the case in fennel, can help eliminate potentially carcinogenic toxins from the colon to prevent colon cancer. Try it with avocado in a delicious salad. […]

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Maxine Humpherys
Maxine Humpherys
6 years 8 months ago

I used to eat avocados and loved them, but ate an avocado and raw onion sandwich and got sick – stomach didn’t like it. Now I can’t eat avocados (or raw onions either).

Gem Scales
6 years 6 months ago

My sister in law used to love avacado roles at sushi bars. Then one night she had a bit too much saki and decided she would never eat it again.

-Chris

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