Monday, November 28, 2011

Market Mondays: Maple Roasted Sunchokes With Caramelized Pecans

With the consistency reminiscent of a potato and a nuttier, sweeter flavor, Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes) are my tuber of choice. As luck would have it, I've seen them on almost every menu in every restaurant I've been to recently ('tis the season). For this week's edition of Market Mondays, I decided to make a simple side dish showcasing the veggie's delicious, often overlooked qualities.

I roasted Jerusalem artichokes with maple syrup from Vermont's Deep Mountain Maple, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Fork tender with a crispy exterior, I tossed the finished chunks with chopped caramelized pecans and served them hot.

Jerusalem artichokes for $3/lb at the Union Square Greenmarket
Deep Mountain Maple's 2011 Sugarmaker's Select
With Dec knocking on the door, I also picked up a seasonal poinsettia
The finished side- maple roasted sunchokes with caramelized pecans and red pepper flakes

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever had a sunchoke before