Watercress Soup with Horseradish Cream

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Author Notes: This is an amazingly delicious soup, which I first had in Australia. I like it hot or cold. I think it tastes much better if it has a day to rest in the fridge. Broke and Chic

Serves eight

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 leeks (white part), washed, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 bunches watercress, chopped roughly
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the shallots, leeks, and celery. Cook for around 15 minutes until they are soft but not colored.
  2. Add the potatoes and vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and cook for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Add the watercress and cook for another 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the milk and about 2 ounces of sour cream.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup. Transfer to a large bowl, let cool and then refrigerate overnight.
  4. When you are ready to serve remove the soup from the fridge and either re-heat over a low flame or pour into bowls. In a separate bowl mix the sour cream and horseradish, and season. Serve the soup with a dollop of the horseradish cream on top.
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Tags: dinner party, travels well, Vegetarian

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almost 4 years ago Broke and Chic

Thanks! It really is so good.


almost 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Yummm. Next time I see some decent watercress, I will certainly be trying this. ;o)


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

That is so true...what has happened to the watercress? I don't think of greens as "seasonal", but I had to buy 2 bunches to get enough "good" for the oysters ROCK last week.