Truffled Jerusalem artichoke soup

Truffled Jerusalem artichoke soup

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Velvety smooth and supremely comforting, this winter soup makes the most of this underrated root, and celebrates any glorious leftover game birds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal556
  • fat32g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre7g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 onions, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1kg Jerusalem artichoke, peeled and sliced
    Jerusalem artichoke

    Jerusalem artichoke

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    This vegetable is not truly an artichoke but a variety of sunflower with a lumpy, brown-skinned…

  • 1l chicken stock
  • 100ml double cream
  • a few drops of truffle oil, to taste, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 80g leftover goose, shredded (optional)
    Goose

    Goose

    goo-ss

    A traditional alternative to a Christmas turkey, goose is packed with flavour, with rich,…

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Fry the onions and artichokes for 10 mins or until the onions are cooked and the artichokes have softened. Add the stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cooking for 15-20 mins until the artichokes are very tender.

  2. Tip everything into a food processor with the cream and purée until smooth. Season with the truffle oil and some salt.Transfer to a saucepan to keep warm (or reheat later when needed).

  3. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the shredded goose and slowly fry until crispy and golden.

  4. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a drizzle more truffle oil and the crispy goose, if you like.

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