Jorge and I hosted game night recently, and one of the many tasty dishes served that evening was this Roasted Fennel and Apple Guacamole. But first let me tell you a little about the game we played: Cards Against Humanity. This game is awesome. Basically one person reads a question or a fill in the blank statement (the black card), then everyone else tries to answer that question or complete the statement using the cards they have in their hand (the white cards). The person holding the black card then decides which pairing is the funniest. What makes this game awesome, is that the white cards can be pretty darn outrageous. I mean, we played for almost 4 hours, and I couldn’t stop laughing for most of the evening. My face hurt afterwards.
I think Cards Against Humanity has been out for a little bit, and I’m probably late to the party here. But if you’ve never played, and you don’t mind a little over-the-top humor, you need to give this game a try. So much fun.
And if you want to host a game night of your own, I’d definitely recommend making this guacamole. Rick Bayless released this recipe last year, and I’ve had it bookmarked ever since. Sweet, herbaceous fennel is roasted until tender and fragrant, then added to cubes of rich avocado along with crisp, tart apple, lime juice, jalapeno, and cilantro. This seasonal variation of a Mexican classic is sharp, creamy and wonderfully complex. The licoricey fennel compliments the avocado while tiny pops of green apple offer contrast in flavor and texture. The fennel isn’t really overpowering here. With each bite, you’ll notice just a hint of fennel at the end. Continue reading for the recipe.