We were supposed to get some kind of squash in our organic Fresh Box this week. But, thanks to a problem with their source, they decided to substitute fennel instead. I’d have rather had the squash, really, as I’m not a fan of fennel, at least not on its own. However, I’ve only tried it the once and am willing to give it another go … if I can find a recipe in which it’s combined with other ingredients to cut the flavour a bit. I like licorice so I don’t totally hate the flavour of fennel. I just found it a bit strong when cooked on its own, as did the other members of the household. Mind you, that was standard semi-wilted supermarket stuff and perhaps the ultra-fresh organic stuff we got last evening might be better. But still, I don’t want to waste it by cooking it on its own again, lest it get the same reaction.
Any fennel fans out there with a suggestion for a dish in which to incorporate it?