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In Search Of Cream of Artichoke Soup - bjcotton - 06-25-2007

Cream of Artichoke soup. My niece just has some at McMennamens (or what ever the he.. it's called) and said it was marvelous...could I please find one for her? I figured with the variety of tastes we have here, someone would more than likely have one.

Re: In Search Of Cream of Artichoke Soup - cjs - 06-26-2007

Billy, here is one I copied from 'the other site' quite a while ago - I don't recognize the poster's name and I've not tried this. It does look good tho and I just may have to now that I've looked at it again. May be a start for you.

Jim Coleman’s Artichoke and Pine Nut Soup


4 fresh artichokes (1/2 cup frozen hearts)
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons brandy
4 cups chicken stock
1 medium potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts


With each artichoke, about 1/4 of the way down, cut off the top of the artichoke. Trim off the outer tougher leaves until you get to the tender inside ones. Open up the center of the artichoke and remove the prickly core. Cut each artichoke into 6ths.

In a large saucepot, over medium-high heat, heat the oil and sauté the artichokes, onion and celery until golden about 4 to 5 minutes. Deglaze with brandy.

Add the chicken stock, potato, tarragon and cream. Continue cooking until potatoes and artichokes are tender and soup has thickened. About 30-40 minutes.

In a food processor or blender, purée the soup in batches and strain back into a saucepan. Season with salt and white pepper and reheat until hot. Serve in soup bowls and top with roasted pine nuts.

Just went over and looked - this was not a posted recipe, it was from one of C2C's recipe weeks.

Re: In Search Of Cream of Artichoke Soup - bjcotton - 06-26-2007

That makes three different recipes I have now Jean. Two were from Epicurious. She can have her choice now. I like artichokes [pickled ones], but not sure I'd like them in soup. If you want I can email you the other two.

Re: In Search Of Cream of Artichoke Soup - esgunn - 06-26-2007

Billy, This one came out of the "On Cooking" cook book in Master Cook.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Artichoke Soup

Recipe By :Mark Black, Executive Chef
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soup

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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20 fresh artichokes
2 tablespoons kosher salt
3 lemons -- sliced
2 fluid ounces olive oil
1/2 cup celery -- small dice
1/2 cup leeks -- small dice
1 cup white onions -- small dice
1/2 cup shallots -- small dice
1 tablespoon garlic -- minced
1 bay leaf
1 quart vegetable stock
salt and pepper -- to taste
5 ounces truffles -- sliced
opal basil oil

Simmer the artichokes in salted lemon water until tender. Remove them from
the water and cool in an ice bath. Peel away the leaves. Remove the hearts
and bottoms and dice them.

In a soup pot, heat the olive oil and add the celery, leeks, onions,
shallots and garlic and sauté until tender.

Add the diced artichokes, bay leaf and stock and simmer for approximately
45 minutes.

Remove from the heat, remove the bay leaf, purée the soup in a blender and
strain through a chinois.

Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper and adjust the consistency with
additional stock if necessary.

Pour the soup into hot soup bowls. Garnish with sliced truffles and Opal
Basil Oil and serve.

"Chapter 12 - Soups"
"© 2003 by Prentice-Hall, Inc."
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 196 Calories; 6g Fat (25.3%
calories from fat); 9g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 0mg
Cholesterol; 649mg Sodium. Exchanges: 6 Vegetable; 1 Fat.

NOTES : The Brown Palace Hotel
Denver, CO

Because MasterCook's Ingredient List may not include all
of the ingredients listed in this recipe, we have
displayed the recipe's nutritional analysis as it appears
in the ON COOKING book.

Approximate values per serving, without oil: Calories 190,
Total fat 6 g, Saturated fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium
580 mg, Total carbohydrates 32 g, Protein 10 g, Vitamin A
15%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 10%, Iron 20%

Re: In Search Of Cream of Artichoke Soup - cjs - 06-26-2007

Thanks Billy, but I go to epicurious quite often, so if I decide to look around for another, I'll check them out.

Re: In Search Of Cream of Artichoke Soup - bjcotton - 06-26-2007

Thanks Erin, you're a peach [or if you don't like peaches, an apricot ]