Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunchokes are Yummy

If you have not tried sunchokes than definetly put it on the next grocery list. This unique vegetable just kicks it up a knotch to any sauteed vegetable. It is found at Central Market and looks like ginger root. Just peel skin, slice thin and sautee with any vegetable (goes great with sun burst squash) has a slight nutty flavor.

Monday's Dinner:

Seared Halibut drizzle with Sage Butter, Rice Pilaf with Pinenuts and Sunburst Squash & Sunchokes

See full size imageJerusalem Artichoke History

Jerusalem artichoke, botanically-named Helianthus tuberosus, is the tuber of a variety of perennial flower in the aster family. The flowers look like small yellow sunflowers. Also marketed as sunchokes, these gnarly little tubers look a lot like ginger root. Perhaps the most important root cash crop to originate in North America, the tubers have a potato-like texture often recommended as a potato substitute for diabetics. 


1 comment:

  1. Trang has changed my view of food. I would have never eaten halibut and even known what a sunchoke was. She has opened up my world of food and my pallet is forever changed. Tonight I learned how to use the pealer to skin a sunchoke, kind of like ginger.