I want some soup! Otherwise known as the words you will not ever hear come out of my mouth, especially for dinner, especially when it has arugula in it, especially when it has some strange ingredient called a Jerusalem Artichoke and especially if it has no meat in it. I put my foot down. "Not a chance!" I said. Like so many other times in my life, I was overruled by a greater being, My Wife! She made it. I ate it. I begged for seconds. It was delicious! The fateful words that all 30 year veterans of marriage know just slipped out, "You were right...AGAIN." Hey, she cooked! Hallelujah! 😃
Jerusalem Artichoke and Arugula Soup
Mary Margaret discovered this recipe in Ottolenghi, a cookbook written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. It is simply a great cookbook. We have cooked many items from it and have never been disappointed. We own two more cookbooks that they have authored, Plenty (vegetarian) and Jerusalem. I am sure we will end up owning every cookbook they publish. The recipe for this soup is easy. Finding the Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes) was challenging. We ended up finding them at Whole Foods Market. The soup tastes lemony, even though there are no lemons added, and is creamy and satisfying. we garnished each bowl of soup with a little fresh arugula, then sprinkled on a little paprika. I am already looking forward to leftovers! ! !
It looks like we will be planting sunchokes soon. That is, if we can find them.
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro
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