Recipe by William Anatooskin
"A delightful, semi-creamy soup with the nice, peppery taste of fresh watercress. This pureed soup will titillate your taste buds."
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potato - peeled and cubed
ground black pepper
2 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 pounds
watercress, large stems removed
whipped heavy cream
watercress leaves for garnish
I left out the oil, and cooked the potato and onion in a small amount of water with a chicken bouillion cube thrown in. Topped up the liquid with milk and left out the cream. Most excellent. This is a good one for the immersion blender - with a full size blender you need TINY batches or it's likely to throw the lid off and splatter you and your kitchen with green goo.
Bland and too much
The soup was very good. I have just learned of the incredible nutritional value of watercress and I was trying to find ways to eat it other than on salads. This was absolutely a perfect way. I will be making a lot of this and keeping it in the fridge. P.S I did make it lower fat by using non fat milk and I was still pleased with the results !!
I was looking for a non-salad recipe so I could use up that bunch of watercress and this one is a winner! I substituted potatoes water for milk (didn't have any on hand) & added cornstarch as a thickener & love it! I'll be making this over & over again.
This was very tasty, easy, and elegant! I made a few alterations due to a somewhat bare pantry. I only had about 1 1/2 cups of milk, so I used some extra stock (vegetable, to make it vegetarian) and about half a cup of sherry. I ate it while watching *Wilde* and found it an aesthetically worthy complement to the movie. :D
I absolutely loved it when my host mother in France would make this soup. However, there is a MUCH easier way to make this soup than this recipe suggests. My host mother would use watercress, two potatoes, creme fraiche, salt and pepper. She would cook the vegetables in water, puree them with an immersion blender, and add creme fraiche. This is 10 times easier and healthier, and it still tastes amazing!
She would also sometimes add broccoli, a great addition.
I just discovered the great nutritional aspects of watercress and this was the perfect recipe to load up on it! I used a vegetable base stock instead of chicken to make it vegetarian. I also added a few cloves of garlic and 2 jalapeno peppers to the onion potato mix for some extra flavor without having to add any salt. i was delish
This soup was very tasty, used veg stock instead of chicken. Will definitly make again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 80
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