How To Make Watercress Soup

How To Make Watercress Soup

Watercress Soup Recipe. Fresh watercress soup perfect for a warm summer's day. Alternatively use as a starter with warm bread rolls. Taste our Watercress Soup recipe.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
4
Prep =
25m
Cook =
30m
Total =
55m

Step 1: You will need

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and diced
  • 850 ml chicken stock
  • 1 large bunch of watercress
  • 2 tbsp marscapone
  • 1 tsp double cream
  • 4 mint leaves
  • some watercress leaves
  • double cream
  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 food processor or blender
  • 1 ladle

Step 2: Heat the oil

First pour the olive oil into the saucepan and place it over a moderate temperature to heat.

Step 3: Sauté the shallots, garlic and potato

Add the shallots, garlic and the diced potato to the pan and sauté them for 5-6 minutes until they begin to soften.

Step 4: Pour in the chicken stock

Add the chicken stock to the pan and bring to the boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat slightly.

Step 5: Add the watercress

Next, add the watercress to the broth and simmer for about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Step 6: Blend in a food processor

Pour the soup into a food processor and blend until it turns into a smooth purée.

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When blending hot liquids always release the steam by pulsing the blender

Step 8: Transfer back to the pan

The blended soup can now be poured back into the saucepan.

Step 9: Add the cream and mascarpone

Pour in the double cream and mascarpone and stir well.

Step 10: Ladle into soup bowls and garnish

Finally ladle the soup into the four bowls and garnish each with a mint leave and a couple of watercress leaves.