Sunday, December 4, 2011

Recipe: Sunchoke Soup

I wanted to post this recipe because Heather of Books and Quilts is hunting soup recipes for her father. Sadly her father has some health problems and therefore isn't allowed anymore to eat canned soups. So now Heather is collecting recipes to add in a binder to gift her parents so that they can make their own fresh soups. I already mailed her a few of the recipes I have on the blog but it happened that I made this great tasting sunchoke soup the other day and now would be the perfect time to share :) Please, if you have any tasty soups to share hop over to Heather's blog, it would be a great help!

Sunchoke and potato soup
- 500gr sunchokes, peeled and cubed
- 250gr potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 200gr hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
- 150gr mascarpone
- 1 litre vegetable broth
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- a handful of fresh thyme
- some butter

Melt some butter in the pan and bake the onion, garlic, potatoes, sunchokes and thyme shortly. Add the vegetable stock and bring it to a boil. Leave the soup simmer for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes and sunchokes are soft. Purée the soup with a handheld mixer and add some marscarpone to it. I find this a very tasty and creamy soup which doesn't need additional salt if you already have added some to your broth.

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  1. With the mascarpone this sounds heavenly. I'm often at a loss for what to do with the sunchokes we get in our CSA basket.

  2. Another vegetable for me to try, and this one is a very good source of potassium. Thanks.

  3. I have no idea what a sunchoke is, will have to look it up!