Mario Batalis Sunchokes with Walnut Gremolata

Aired April 30, 2010

1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons slivered orange zest
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 pound firm sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), scrubbed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Maldon or other flaky sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper

Combine the walnuts, parsley, orange zest and garlic in a small bowl, mixing well.

Using a Benriner (Japanese mandoline) or other vegetable slicer, thinly shave the sunchokes. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, tossing well (be sure to coat the sunchokes well, to prevent oxidation). Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the gremolata, and serve.

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