Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with White Truffle Oil

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with White Truffle Oil

Published February 22, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 50 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 30 min

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This is a restaurant quality soup, with a silky texture and sumptuous flavors that's great to serve guests, but easy enough to make for a weeknight family meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories per serving: 152
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Sodium 72mg 3%

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Jerusalem artichokes
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 baking potato, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • White truffle oil (get the best quality you can find--this makes a big difference)

Step by Step:

  1. Peel the Jerusalem artichokes with a vegetable peeler. Save the peels and put the prepared artichokes into a bowl filled with water and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Cut each artichoke tuber into thirds.
  2. Dump the artichoke peels into the chicken broth and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove and discard the peels, saving the stock.
  3. In a clean soup pot over medium-high heat, sauté the shallot and garlic in 1 tablespoon truffle oil for just a moment. Add in the potato chunks and the chopped artichoke pieces, then pour in the chicken broth and bring just to a simmer. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until the vegetables are very soft. Puree with an immersion blender or mash with a potato masher for a chunkier version. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, if desired. Ladle the soup into warm bowls and drizzle with truffle oil.
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