The intriguing, slightly sweet, nutty flavor of sunchokes is reminiscent of potato and jícama, with a hint of artichoke. Here that affinity is played up by pairing roasted sunchokes with artichoke hearts. If you don’t have dry vermouth, use dry white wine instead.
Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F.
In a 12-inch ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Add the sunchokes and 1/4 tsp. salt; cook, flipping as needed, until well browned on both cut sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add the artichoke hearts and 1/4 tsp. salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
Move the skillet to the oven and roast until the sunchokes are tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
Set the skillet over medium heat, add the shallot, and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until softened and lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the vermouth and cook, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any brown bits, until the vermouth has almost evaporated.
Reduce the heat to low, add the lemon juice, and then the butter one piece at a time, swirling the pan to melt the butter before adding the next piece. Stir in the parsley and tarragon. Return the vegetables to the pan and toss to reheat and coat in the butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
nutrition information (per serving):
9, Fat Calories
80, Saturated Fat
3, Monounsaturated Fat
17, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips