Friday, 8 February 2013

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Jerusalem Artichokes (hellanthus tuberosus) are now available to crop and make a lovely winter soup. Despite the name they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and are not related to the artichoke family but are in fact a daisy.

They are a very under-rated vegetable which look strange but taste lovely with pleasant nutty flavour. The only problem is they cause wind in some people. You will need the following ingredients to make enough soup for four people.

Olive oil for frying
1 large chopped onion
1 large potato peeled and diced
500g of jerusalem artichokes peeled and diced
1 litre of vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
parsley to garnish

Fry the onions in olive oil and then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes, garnish with parsley and serve with a crusty roll. Enjoy

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    1. in Cyprus is called portoKolokasi no need for explanations

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  2. In Turkish its yer elmasi and Greek its lerousalem akinara

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