Ingredients

How to make it

  • Prepare the artichoke hearts. Cut the artichokes lengthwise into quarters. With a small knife, remove the thistley choke part and discard. Cut away the leaves from the artichoke heart. Cut or peel with a vegtable peeler the tough outside skin of the stems and discard. (leave an inch to two inches of stem with each of the hearts) Slice the hearts or chop to a quarter inch thickness. Squeeze lemon juice all over them to help control discoloration (turning brown).
  • In a large pot, melt half of the butter and cook the artichoke hearts, leek, garlic, and shallots on medium heat until tender but not brown. Add the potatoes and stock. Tie up the bay leaf, thyme, parsley, and peppercorns in cheesecloth and add to the pot. Increase heat to bring to a simmer, then lower heat and continue to simmer uncovered, 1 hour.
  • Remove and discard the herbs. Purée the soup, adding more stock to thin if needed. Pour back into soup pot.
  • When ready to serve, heat the soup and whisk in the remaining butter and the cream. Season with salt and nutmeg. Garnish with lemon slice floating on top and a sprig of fresh parsley and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I wish I would have a bowl of it right now! SUPER HIGH 5!
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    Oh Yes! I saved this one! Looks Great! Sounds Great!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    WOW is right!!! I have to make this. It sounds so good. And such a nice presentation. It would make anyone want to dive right in. Saving this to my permanent file. You havent patented it yet have you?? ........ ;-)~~~
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wow, Luisa, this really looks elegant and delicious. I really love artichokes and like finding new ways to use them...and your luscious soup really fits the bill. I agree - it would go perfectly with warm, buttered ciabatta - and I love making ciabatta, too.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe...I'm planning on making this for guests this weekend. Flagged your picture for beauty as well.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Made this decadent soup Monday we enjoyed it so much. They asked me for the recipe so I took them to your recipe page after dinner was over.
    Bravo!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Love everything about this recipe! Bookmarked to try out, and added this to "there is no choke in artichoke group" for you!
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    I adore artichokes, and since I am making a soup meal in January for "the girls", do you think this soup would be good sippable?
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    Love soups like this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Flawless recipe Luisa printed flagged as unique and beautiful.
    Lucky me I saw fresh artichokes yesterday scrubbing out of my driveway to the store....
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    ~Hello~
    I hope that You experienced a Thanksgiving filled
    with great memories ~
    Now on to 'Christmas' ~
    Thank-you so much for this "5"FORK!!!!! recipe~
    I Love artichoke (anything) ! This delightful recipe will be the 'STAR' that opens our
    Christmas dinner ! I am so excited about serving it to our 'Family and Friends' ~
    Blessings~
    ~*~ mj~*~
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