My husband absolutely adores Jerusalem artichokes. I could take or leave the knobbly tubers, but mostly because I detested peeling the damn things. Now that he grows his own, the skin is much thinner so all the artichokes need is a good scrub before using in recipes.
If you are looking for a warm, earthy bowl of vegetable soup that would be perfect on a chilly November night, give this different Roast Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut And Thyme Soup a try. The sweet chestnuts are an unexpected, yet very delicious, match to the Jerusalem artichokes.
Roast Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut And Thyme Soup
600g Jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed and sliced
2 onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs thyme, plus more to serve
200g cooked chestnuts
600ml chicken stock
400ml heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 180℃/350℉.
2. Spread the artichokes on a baking tray and drizzle with some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and roast for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and tender.
3. While the artichokes are roasting, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a pan over low heat. Add the onion, garlic and thyme and cook for 10 minutes until soft and translucent.
4. Add the cooked artichokes and half of the chestnuts to the pan with the onions. Stir in the chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cream and bring to the boil. In a blender (or using a handheld blender) process soup until smooth.
5. Chop the remaining chestnuts and dry fry until they become a little crunchy. Remove from pan an allow to cool a little.
6. To serve, pour soup into bowls and sprinkle with the chopped chestnuts. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a few fresh thyme leaves.
Recipe from Olive Magazine
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