Verdant Watercress Soup Recipe

Verdant Watercress Soup Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 4

25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp butter or margarine

2 bunches of watercress, roughly chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 potato, chopped
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp celery seeds
450 ml/0.75 pt/2 cups milk
300 ml/0.5 pt/1.25 cups vegetable stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Creme fraiche, to garnish


Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan. Add the watercress, onion, potato and celery seeds and fry (saute) gently, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the milk and stock and season to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Cool slightly, then puree in a food processor or blender or pass through a sieve (strainer). Reheat. Taste and re-season if necessary. Ladle into bowls. Add a swirl of creme fraiche to garnish.

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