This brings back childhood memories. This easy Asian watercress soup has a slightly bitter taste, with some subtle sweetness. Seasoning: pinch of sea salt, a grating of nutmeg and black pepper *never eat raw wild watercress if animals are nearby as it might contain liver fluke Hi Beth, yes you use the stems as well as the leaves. ~Elise, Hola ! It also has zucchini in it – so good. You might find the soup a bit on the thin side if you use zucchini though, as the starch in the potatoes provides thickening. Friend would often stop by for my watercress soup and sandwiches..I always placed the ingredients into the blender. I never see watercress at our market, and I keep on trying to grow it in soil. and then soak in plain water for 20 mins. It's available throughout the year, but it's at its peak from April through June. They sell some aquaculture baby watercress at Whole Foods, but I refuse to buy it because to me it’s not the real stuff. If you can’t eat your watercress right after you get it, you can keep it fresh for a few days. For the potatoes I used a medley with purple potatoes. Thanks! Pull up a chair! Add the potatoes and cook for a further 10 mins. All photos and content are copyright protected. Potato Mushroom Soup I buy the real stuff like you talk about at the indian market for a fraction of the price of the delicate whole foods version. But making this stir-fried watercress … Hello! You could use a cup and a half of cubed bread instead of potatoes, or a cup of cooked rice. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Stir in the Can i sub the potatoes for zuchini? I did use coconut oil instead of butter and coconut milk instead of sour cream. Super delicious and will be eating again! Did you know you can save this recipe and order the ingredients for. Watercress soup was the “miracle” that cured me of a 3-week flu bug as a child and therefore became a cold/flu season staple in our household. Watercress shouldn’t be delicate, it should pack a punch. My mother’s version is similar to yours, except that she doesn’t puree it. 2 discs of Willie’s Chocolate Stock. My favorite recipe for watercress soup is from the Silver Palate cookbook. This recipe complements the natural, earthy flavours of the wild mushrooms with a kick of fresh watercress. It was delicious! My favorite watercress soup recipe had a broth base with soy sauce but this recipe looks very delicious, as well. For watercress soup with a sunny twist, add the juice of a blood orange. Watercress can often be found, when in season, in the herb section of the grocery store. It adds a nice tangy flavor. Thank You for the Great memories. 5 Season and garnish to serve: Add salt to taste, then add the black pepper. I’m so glad it worked for you. Can you give the nutritional information/ data? although a little extra protein probably doesn’t hurt :). We picked and ate bundles of it before bothering to check… It seems you had lots of it growing up with no ill effects, but still, I am interested in this delicious sounding recipe for soup, which I will probably cook for our dinner tonight. i usually saute watercress with some garlic and call it a day! We only get little delicate bunches with the earth still with it here. I will definitely try this recipe! Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onion, zucchini and watercress to a blender. Dried herbs such as thyme (or use fresh herbs). Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. Read more about our affiliate linking policy. 3 Add watercress: Add the watercress to the pot. Our lovely neighbours dropped a box of watercress on our doorstep that they had foraged from the woods. 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