Artichoke Soup

  • 8 medium artichokes, washed and trimmed
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups light cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste image placeholder

In a large kettle, place the artichokes, water, chicken stock and scallions. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, for 45 minutes.

Drain and cool artichokes, reserving cooking liquid. Scrape off the tender parts from bottoms of leaves and remove hearts. Purée scrapings in a blender or food processor, adding cooking stock and lemon juice. When cool, add cream and seasonings.

Chill thoroughly and serve in chilled bowls with one of the following garnishes: hardboiled egg slices, minced parsley or chives, a dollop of sour cream, sliced lemon or lime, watercress, or a dollop of whipped cream.

Servings: 6
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member