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Thanksgiving Recipes – Famous Recipes – JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE SALAD WITH GREENS AND HERBS

Thanksgiving Recipes – Famous Recipes –

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE SALAD WITH GREENS AND HERBS

Makes 8 servings

Jerusalem artichokes are the misnamed underground tubers of a native
American sunflower, they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and are not at
all related to artichokes. In season in the late fall, they are quite
appropriate for a Thanksgiving meal. Those who haven’t had them will find
them surprising and exotic. Though these brown-skinned, knobby roots are not
exactly pretty, their crunchy texture and unusual flavor (a cross between
potato, water chestnut, and turnip) are very pleasant. Do make an effort to
find them — they are becoming more and more easily available and are
sometimes marketed under the name “sunchokes.” But if all else fails,
substitute the crispest t! urnips you can find.
 
1 pound Jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed
1 bunch watercress, most stems removed
2 small red or green bell peppers, stemmed, cored, and cut into rings
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 to 2 scallions, minced

Dressing

juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup walnut or hazelnut oil

To finish the salad

1 medium head red-leaf lettuce
cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
 
Trim the Jemsalem artichokes of any excessively dark or knobby spots and cut
into matchstick-shaped pieces. Combine with the next 5 ingredients in a bowl
 Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir.
 
Pour over the salad and toss well. Let the salad marinate, refrigerated, for
about 2 hours.
 
Before serving, tear the red-leaf lettuce and place in a serving bowl. Add
the salad and toss well. Surround the edges of the salad with cheny tomatoes
and sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the top.

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November 18, 2006 - Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Lunch, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Salads, Thanksgiving, Vegetables

3 Comments »

  1. […] This edition includes our Grilled Moroccan Chicken Citron as well as a delightful Jerusalem Artichoke Salad , Sweet Potato Biscuits and even Roast Possum with Apples and Sweet Taters believe it or not. […]

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  2. […] How about a salad? Famous Recipes sends along Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Greens and Herbs. Did you know Jerusalem artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem and are not related to artichokes? Go figure! Now for the real deal…the main course… El Capitan at Baboon Pirates sends us Roast Possum with Apples and Sweet Taters. Come on, Capitan…Possum for Turkey Day? Well, maybe someday The General will give possum a try (but TLW will definitely not be eating that lil’ critter!) […]

    Pingback by World Famous Recipes » Thanksgiving Recipes Carnival of the Recipes | November 20, 2006 | Reply

  3. I think the artichoke tastes like a cross between an irish potato and coconut. Slightly sweet and crispy. We have them in our garden. You can cut the “eyes” off those you buy and plant them like potatoes. Harvest in fall or early winter like November.

    Comment by denimgirl32 | November 21, 2006 | Reply


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