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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Parsley Coulis

My foodie friend and neighbor Tracy who runs the food blog tiny cook Big Appetite bought me some sunchokes at the farmers market.  Having never found the elusive sunchokes for French Fridays with Dorie I was pleasantly surprised. Tracy decided to make roasted sunchokes and I decided to make soup (page 76).  As you can see the California variety are very small.   
I scrubbed the sunchokes well but decided not to peel them.  Dorie said this was optional so I took the easy route.
This soup also contains onion, celery, leeks and garlic.
I love pureed soups and this was no exception.  Given the cool reception of Jerusalem artichokes by the group I had low expectations for this soup but happily it exceeded all my expectations.  I added heavy cream and the parsley coulis.  I had all the same troubles the group had in making such a small portion of coulis come out in a blender.  My husband and I could not taste the sunchokes particularly, it just tasted like a root vegetable soup but I would make it again.

To see Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Parsley Coulis here.
To see Orange and Olive Salad here.

These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. 

10 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVED the soup version of the JA. Yours looks lovely and much more seasonal than the salad (at least for us in the northern hemisphere anyway!)

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  2. So glad you both enjoyed this one :)

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  3. Glad you enjoyed this one... I loved the taste it just didn't agree with my stomach.

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  4. Your sunchokes look so much more manageable than the ones I saw in pictures. And kudos for taking the easy way out and not peeling them.

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  5. Nice job on the soup, Diane. I'm glad you liked it. Your sunchokes look perfect. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Hmmmm, I think you gave the JA soup a thumbs up. I passed on making this - have never found the sunchokes - and wasn't very impressed with the rather negative comments of the group. But, although the soup is not pretty, it looks good and I am glad you found it sound. I think I'm curious enough that if I ever come across those little darlings, I'll buy some and make this dish.

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  7. I am happy you enjoyed this recipe, it certainly looks quite delicious with the cream
    and parsley coulis. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  8. Glad you were able to get this one done. I really enjoyed it, too! In fact, I planted some…hoping to have a few for more soup next year!
    Merry Christmas, Diane!

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  9. We really enjoyed this one too.

    Merry Christmas.

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  10. This was a great soup - so nice of your friend to pick up some sunchokes for you!

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