Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Perhaps winter has passed by, but the night is still cool enough for some smooth soup. And with the Jerusalem Artichoke available at my local grocer, there is no better excuse…

Jerusalem Artichoke

Jesuralem artichoke, depiste its name, has no relation to either Jerusalem or the normal globe artichoke. It is actually a tube vegetable originated from North Africa. In terms of culinary usage, this vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked. I personally love it in puree form to accompany meat, or in simple soup like what I have cooked.

Cooking Jerusalem artichoke soup is quite simple. You don´t need to peel the skin at all, since it has a lot of flavours. At the end of cooking time, when the vegetables are tender, simply process it in a food processor then pass through a sieve. The end result is something smooth, lightly sweet and satisfying.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Another tip for cooking this special vegetable. Some people may find Jerusalem artichoke indigestive. To prevent this, add in a pinch of asafoetida during the first stage of cooking (i.e. when you soften onion/leek). Don´t worry, the fragrance of asafoetida will disappear during cooking proces and won´t overwhelm the soup at all.

I don´t really have a specific recipe for this soup… But you can view two beautiful and reliable recipes for similar soup here and here.

I am submitting this post to Weekend Herb Blogging, which is hosted by Katerina from Daily Unadventures in Cooking. You can view more information about WHB from the founder, Kalyn from Kalyn´s Kitchen.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

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38 Responses to Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

  1. Sharmi says:

    waw I loved the soup bowl!! looks pretty. never tried an artichoke soup. must be tasting great.

  2. Lydia says:

    You’re reminding me how long it’s been since I’ve had Jerusalem artichoke, and how much I love it!

  3. SteamyKitchen says:

    Oh I have that same cup! Such a coincidence that I posted a pic of it too!

  4. Cynthia says:

    Such beautiful photography, Anh. I’ve never had Jerusalem artichoke.

  5. Amy says:

    I still need to try Jerusalem artichoke. This soup looks great! I love the cup, is it an egg cup?

  6. tigerfish says:

    I learnt something new today!

  7. Cindy says:

    Mmmm, I had a lovely Jerusalem artichoke soup this winter. We also encountered them in a restaurant; sliced into rounds, baked in oil and served atop a risotto. They were wonderful!

  8. Anh says:

    Sharmi, thanks honey. Hope you can try this soup one day.

  9. Pille says:

    That’s a cutest soup cup ever!!!

  10. Truffle says:

    I’ve never cooked with these but now I’m really keen to try. I’m very curious as to how Jerusalem artichokes taste.

  11. ilingc says:

    Hi anh, I love your little soup bowl/cup and the plate. It looks gorgeous. I’ve seen jerusalem artichokes on sale at my local grocer before but never really bought it because I didn’t know what to do with it. Your soup’s a great idea. Might give it ago the next time. :)

  12. Asha says:

    Love the soup bowl, very pretty!:))

  13. veron says:

    the soup bowl is so elegant. The hubby loves artichoke, I’m sure he’ll love this. It looks so creamily good!

  14. Aimée says:

    I also love this tuber in a soup, or just roasted and chopped with butter and parsley. Your soup looks lovely and perfect for fall!

  15. bee says:

    i’ve always shied away from buying these as i never knew what to do with them. thanks for the recipe.

  16. lynn says:

    Beautiful soup! Thanks for posting the picture of the Jersulam artichokes. They look like ginger. I never would have guessed.

  17. Coffee & Vanilla says:

    What a beautiful soup and the dish!! I love it.

  18. Mishmash ! says:

    Presenting Soup in that pretty cute bowl is another aspect of your wild creativity which I am in love with :)

  19. winedeb says:

    Never have tried a Jerusalem artichoke. I always see them at the market but shy away! Your soup with it looks very comforting. Maybe I will give it a go!

  20. Callipygia says:

    Hmm I like the idea of it in a soup, it has such a gentle delicate flavor. And beautiful bowl!

  21. Anh says:

    Pille, thanks. They do look very pretty.

  22. Lia says:

    beautiful soup bowl, really i love it :) iam never had artichoke soup but sounds really good 😉

  23. David Hall says:

    Hi Anh

  24. Wandering Chopsticks says:

    I tried this once. I shredded it and made it into a salad. It was good! I just haven’t seen it in the grocery store since.

  25. katiez says:

    I just ‘discovered’ Jerusalem artichokes last winter. The soup lookes delicious – didn’t know I didn’t have to peel them.. which is strange, since I rarely peel anything..

  26. sher says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Our grocery stores sometimes labels them as sunchokes. I always want to buy them and make something, but I don’t have many recipes. The soup looks so good!

  27. Ellie says:

    Anh, beautiful photography as always :) I have to admit that I’ve never tried Jerusalem artichokes before, but its one of those veggies that is on my list of things to try! Any advice as to when they are in season (at their best), and how to pick a good one?

  28. Katerina says:

    Much like Elise this is on my list of vegetables to try and your pictures make it look extremely beautiful. Thanks for joining WHB!

  29. Belinda says:

    Just beautiful, Anh…and I love that bowl. :-) I never know how to use artichokes, so I generally just steer clear of them, but this soup looks really lovely.

  30. Anh says:

    Lia, thanks.

  31. Precious Moments says:

    This looks like ginger at first glance! See how country bumpkin this woman is right?

  32. Karen says:

    Your soup looks like liquid velvet — it must taste incredible!

  33. Kalyn says:

    Gorgeous photos. I’ve never had Jerusalem Artichokes and I’ve wanted to try them. Sounds like I’m not the only one, from the comments. The soup sounds great.

  34. Cris says:

    I don’t think I ever had this kind… would love to try it. The cup is gorgeous!

  35. Figs Olives Wine says:

    Just gorgeous, Anh! I love Jerusalem artichoke soup. And thanks for the asafoetida tip!

  36. eatme_delicious says:

    What a cute little cup! I’ve never had (or seen) Jerusalem artichokes before. Heard of them though.. I should try to find them.

  37. Graeme says:

    I should comment you more, Anh, your food is always so lively and energetic.

  38. Kelly-Jane says:

    Beautiful pictures of your soup :) I have those little cups as well, they are so cute.

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