Definition of sunchoke in US English:



North American
  • another term for Jerusalem artichoke
    • ‘Among the more demure dishes, the innovative Caesar salad is loaded with platoons of toasted pine nuts, sunchokes, and tangy white anchovies.’
    • ‘Meat eaters can choose ultratender venison chops, perched atop a roasted melange of thumbnail-size brussels sprouts, sliced sunchokes and beets; a turnip puree completed the plate.’
    • ‘An arugula and artichoke salad had neither artichokes nor the sunchokes that had been listed among its ingredients.’
    • ‘Delivering into December means the members get a hefty dose of root crops, some beloved (carrots and sweet potatoes), some challenging (rutabagas and sunchokes.)’
    • ‘Chef Scott Ehrlich, a veteran of 71 and also the chef at aKa, hits a nice Lower East Side note right away with his "pickled plate," a twenty-first-century update of the puckery Jewish-deli tabletop staple: parsley-and-dill-sprinkled and olive-oil-drizzled carrots, salsify, turnips, radishes, sunchokes, and Brussels sprouts arranged around a pickled egg.’
    • ‘Finicky eaters can choose between a decent red snapper decorated with slices of candied persimmon (with leeks and enoki mushrooms in a coconut foam) and a nicely seared piece of branzino, served with sunchokes and artichokes in a lobster reduction tinged with lemongrass.’
    • ‘But peel away the dull brownish skins of such flavorful gems as beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and sunchokes, and you'll find both unexpected elegance and sweet, earthy flavors that make these underground stars perfect for winter dishes.’
    • ‘The current menu offers pan-roasted filet of striped bass with sunchokes and osetra caviar butter; and sliced raw white tuna belly with pickled fennel and citrus salad.’
    • ‘The middle of autumn in Houston might mean a resonant soup - always a Pope strength - made from area farmer Gita van Woerden's bittersweet sunchokes and butternut squash.’
    • ‘Seared Sea Scallop with sunchoke and vanilla soup: The scallop was perfectly cooked, crunchy on the ends and tender with the right amount of "give" on the inside.’
    • ‘The book is arranged seasonally by crop, offering recipes and information on storing and preserving the exotic or misunderstood vegetables like sunchokes, rutabagas and kohlrabi.’
    • ‘Try sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) where crops like bush beans have fizzled in the heat.’
    • ‘One evening, my pot contained roasted pieces of red shrimp; on another, a trio of delicious Kumamoto oysters coddled in a sunchoke bisque, with a smoky touch of pumpkin-seed oil.’


1950s (originally denoting a hybrid of the Jerusalem artichoke and a species of sunflower): blend of sunflower and artichoke.