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Delia’s jerusalem artichokes & carrot soup

on 06/03/2010

A tasty, warm good-for-you soup!

Every winter, I make this tasty, thicker winter soup a few times.

It is a lovely recipe from Delia Smith.
It is also a ” good for you ” soup. It has Jerusalem artichokes, carrots, celery roots , one onion & vegetable stock. 
I am sending this tasty soup over @ my friend’s Brittany’s blog: Real Sustenance. She organises a speciall Seasonal’s Sundays & you can also take part! Juct click onto the link & you will find out!!
450 gr of peeled carrots, top & tail removed & cut into rounds
1100 gr of Jerusalem artichokes,weighted with peel on, peeled & cut into 2 or 4, placed into a bowl with cold water & some white wine vinegar( to keep the white colour )
baking margarine or some butter
3 or 4 celery roots & tops, cleaned & cut into little pieces
1 large white onion, peeled & finely diced
1.5 liter of a good gluten-free vegetable stock

1. Take a large cooking pot or a steam cooker & heat up on medium. Add some baking margarine or some butter to the pot & let it melt.
2. When hot & sizzling, add the chopped onion & chopped celery, stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Drain the Jerusalem artichokes & add them to the pot. Stir well. Let the vegetables sweat for another 10 minutes on medium heat. When the vegetables are soft, add the vegetable stock & stir well. Turn the heat on high. When the soup is just boiling, I place the steamlid on the cooking pot & let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes on a high heat or until the air is sizzling very much, makes a lot of noise & then I turn the heat off. Carefully, place the pot on another place on the stovepot. With the help of a wooden spoon, I open the valve of the steamcooker & let the steam slip away! When there is no steam left and it has stopped sizzling, you can open the steamlid. If you don’t have a steamcooker, just cook the veggies al dente. Taste the soup. If you want, add a few grinds of black pepper. Taste again. Now, mix the soup. It is a thicker but lovely soup.
3. Laddle your soup in nice soup bowls & add a few fresh washed parsley leaves on top! Enjoy!
This is also good with some fresh cream poured over the top of the soup!

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83 responses to “Delia’s jerusalem artichokes & carrot soup

  1. Koko says:

    Sophie, what a beautiful picture! I love all of your unique and delicious soups. Thank you for posting this one!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Look at how beautiful the colour of that soup is.

  3. Valérie says:

    I'm not sure I've ever tried Jerusalem artichokes, let alone cooked with them. The soup looks wonderful, and the picture is of great quality!

  4. I adore artichokes. Love, love, love them. I make a lot of artichoke tapenade but had never thought to make soup. I can't wait. Blessings!Lacy

  5. Lovely soup, actually I still have not used artichokes in my cooking yet. I saw many today in the supermarket. Hope to try soon. Your soup looks very comforting. BTW, thanks for your resto suggestion last time. I managed to go out in Brussels for a few hours in dry condition for the two days I was there.

  6. Paz says:

    This IS a very lovely photo and I like that the ingredients are simple, so that even I could probably make it. Yum!Have a good Sunday.Paz

  7. SophieI can't believe this soup does not contain any cream and yet it looks so creamy and rich! I love it! It is high time I start using Jerusalme artichokes!

  8. Christine says:

    Hi Sophie!This is a beautiful soup. I just bought some Jerusalem artichokes today, so guess what I'm making tonight? 🙂

  9. Gloria says:

    Dear Sophie I love Delia Smith recipes and this look wonderful! gloria

  10. Judy says:

    Nice hot soup is so comforting in the cold winter.

  11. Kerstin says:

    What a gorgeous light soup – it sounds amazing!

  12. gaga says:

    What an interesting soup. I've never heard of the combo, but it looks delicious!

  13. Trissa says:

    I learned to love jerusalem artichokes in Paris last year – we had it roasted with monkfish – it was so delicious we ended up eating it three times while we were there! I always thought it would only taste good roasted – but now, you've convinced me otherwise!

  14. An excellent and original soup, perfect with today's awful weather ! ;o)Have a nice day !Hélène

  15. Happy Cook says:

    When ever they show delia smith in bbc i watch them. Love the soup.

  16. Une soupe aux artichauts. Ça doit être excellent.Il faut que je teste.A bientôt.

  17. Joanne says:

    That soup is beautiful! What an appealing color. never had Jerusalem artichokes but now I definitely want to!

  18. lisa says:

    I love the color, and it sounds delicious! I should look into Delia's recipes–I've never cooked her food and it always sounds great.

  19. KennyT says:

    I want this soup!

  20. Claudia says:

    Oh yes, shall get some of those delectable artichokes. What a beautiful, flavor-filled soup.

  21. Hungry Dog says:

    What a gorgeous, creamy-looking soup! Looks fabulous.

  22. Sophie,I've never seen Jerusalem artichokes for sale here. Too bad, your soup sounds amazing.

  23. The soup looks so creamy, and flavourful!

  24. Hannah says:

    How perfect, I was just day dreaming about buying some sunchokes, but couldn't figure out what to do with them. This soup looks like a great place to start!

  25. Rico says:

    You now doing Delia, or your own versions of her soup…I must say it looks very very nice for this cold weather we having of -5 Celsius, very nice and thick soup is very comforting. Cheers for the lovely recipe. kisses xx

  26. Mary Coleman says:

    Hey Sophie!!Greetings from Nashville Tennessee! Home of Feeding Groom. Thanks so much for all of your support this year. You're my inspiration and I can't wait to try this soup.Happy March…Mary

  27. Pam says:

    This soup looks and sounds wonderful!

  28. This soup makes me wish it was cold enough to eat hot food! Summer is almost over, I will bookmark this one for sure!

  29. What a delicious and healthy soup Sophie! It's a beautiful vibrant color too. Love it!

  30. Esme says:

    Once again another delicious recipe.

  31. Gattina says:

    another simple yet delicious soup from you!!!

  32. grace says:

    beautiful soup, sophie! i love the color that carrots lend to a dish, and i really think artichokes should be used more often. great recipe!

  33. Cathy says:

    Love this soup, Sophie. I'm familiar with celery root but I've never tasted Jerusalem artichoke. Does it taste like the plain, old grocery store variety. Great flavors going on here.

  34. virginie says:

    j'adore le topinambour, en soupe, en gratin ou encore à la vinaigrette !!!je dois en planter cette année au potager !!!merci pour cette jolie recette !!bises virginie

  35. lesley says:

    Hi Sophie,I've missed all my bloggie friends, I've been working flat out at the hospital, hope you're well. I will give your soup a go this weekend, I have to admit I have yet to try Jerusalem artichokes, so it will be a first for me, hope I can get them at the supermarket x

  36. theUngourmet says:

    What a great soup! Can't believe there isn't any cream in here. I love those artichokes!

  37. Jamie says:

    Sophie, if you make this luscious, thick, warming soup every year it must be great! It looks delicious! And with the winter back in full force soup is a must.

  38. I have never tried them either, the soup looks wonderful!

  39. Kristen says:

    We never eat Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes very often, they are hard to come by here. The Food Co-op usually has them, but I rarely think of them. That soup looks delicious, just added the chokes to my grocery list!

  40. I didn't know they had Jerusuluam artichokes!

  41. Juliana says:

    Sophie, artichoke and carrot? Sounds and looks delicious…great soup!

  42. Yum! I love sunchokes and what a great combination with carrots! A very yummy soup!

  43. Looks so creamy and yummy! First time I am seeing this Jerusalem artichokes.

  44. zurin says:

    that is a lovely soup Sophie. I always trust you to make something health every time and delicious too! I love delia smith…I have her book on bakes …I used to watch her tv show a long time ago…shes really cute .

  45. ~~louise~~ says:

    The only thing I am going to miss about winter is "good for you" soups. Yours looks lovely. The color is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Sophie…

  46. momgateway says:

    Got to try this creative dish…never thought of pairing carrots and artichokes!

  47. Delia's recipes are wonderful. Great choice, the soup looks beautiful.*kisses* HH

  48. Barbara says:

    That's a lovely photo, Sophie! I love artichokes, but have never made a soup with them. The color is divine and it looks like you have added cream, but it's not an ingredient. However did it get so creamy? I'm not familiar with Delia Smith, but I'll sure look her up!

  49. Erica says:

    I love the picture! That looks really comforting and delicious!

  50. Hi Sophie! 🙂 What a wonderful looking soup – so unique! I've been having nothing but lentil soup for a while now and this inspired me to try something new. I've never had artichoke soup before so I'm so excited to try this 🙂

  51. A delicious photo of a very gorgeous lovely soup! Healthy and beautiful Sophie!

  52. A very flavorful soup! something I's surely love!Cheers,Rosa

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  54. Velva says:

    This does look like a delightful and hearty Winter soup. Delicious.

  55. Daily Spud says:

    The Queen of Soups strikes again 🙂 I have quite a few go-to Delia recipes in my repertoire and this looks like a lovely one to add to the collection.

  56. Lisa says:

    Sophie – this soup looks soooo creeeeaaaamy, silky and delicious. You are definitely the queen when it comes to a beautiful and unique bowl of soup 🙂 Love the Jerusalem artichoke – carrot combo.

  57. Michelle says:

    What a gorgeous color and perfect for Spring…which is upcoming soon I hope!

  58. Debbie says:

    Never heard of artichoke soup and this sounds delicious!!!! Wow….

  59. Sophie, thanks for sharing this vegetarian soup! I've been always wanting to use these ingredients for a soup, glad I found one now. Thanks!

  60. Junglefrog says:

    Not a big fan of artichokes but this looks delicious and beautiful photo Sophie!

  61. Diana H says:

    Jerusalem Artichokes grow along the edges of farm fields around here, though I've never dug them up. I heard they make you a little bloated, have you had any troubles with that?

  62. yummy thick and creamy

  63. Patty says:

    Wow this soup look so good, I think I'll make it for dinner tonight. Thanks!

  64. I never heard of Jerusalem Artichokes before, I'm not sure if they sell them where I live. This soup sounds so yummy!

  65. I've never cooked with Jerusalem artichokes…..looks like a lovely bowl

  66. Brittany says:

    Sophie! Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my website! You cant imagine how fantastic it was hearing someone had tried my pie crust half way across the world :)I LOVE this recipe. Jerusalem Artichokes are one of my favorite foods ( I have a recipe to post this week featuring them)I look forward to following you! Maybe you can teach me a thing or two about Belgium Cuisine! 🙂

  67. Tammy McLeod says:

    Great idea. I only first saw a jerusalem artichoke last year when they came in my CSA. I’ve only roasted them so would love to try this soup.

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