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Creamy Artichoke and Sunchoke Soup

  • ACTIVE: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4 to 6

Artichokes and sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) are members of different botanical families—artichokes are part of the thistle family, while sunchokes are related to sunflowers—but their complementary nutty flaors add a lovely complexity to this soup.

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  1. 1 lemon, halved
  2. 4 large artichokes, stemmed
  3. 1 pound sunchokes
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
  5. 1/4 pound chopped pancetta
  6. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  7. 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  8. 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  9. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  10. 2 marjoram sprigs
  11. 2 thyme sprigs
  12. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  13. About 4 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  14. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  15. Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  16. Crusty bread, for serving
  1. Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl of cold water and add the lemon halves. Using a sharp knife, halve the artichokes crosswise. Discard the tops. Working with 1 artichoke at a time, pull off all the outer green leaves until you reach the tender yellow leaves. Trim off the dark green skin. Scrape out the hairy choke with a teaspoon, then quarter the heart and drop it into the lemon water.
  2. Peel and coarsely chop the sunchokes. Add them to the artichokes in the lemon water.
  3. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the olive oil. Add the pancetta, onion, carrot, celery and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain the artichokes and sunchokes and add them to the casserole along with the marjoram and thyme and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the white wine and boil until almost evaporated.
  4. Add 4 cups of chicken stock to the casserole and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Discard the herb sprigs. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  5. In a blender, puree the soup until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup of stock and rewarm. Season with salt and white pepper and serve hot, with crusty bread.


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