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I’ve never been in that fortunate circumstance where I have too much watercress, but if I were this would be the way to celebrate. Serves 2. Merci! Something to think about for your next page update :). In fact I love eating vegetables significantly as an addition to the food and not a basic meal. Thank you for your recipe. I will pin this to Pinterest and will make. His Mum used to cook dinner and after we’d eaten a salad of green leaves, spring onions and cucumber slathered in homemade dijon mustard based dressing would come out. I love the idea of salad after a meal, although I haven’t tried it. I just finished reading Dan Jurafsky’s ‘The Language of Food’, and there is an entire section (fittingly called Entree) on the evolution of food language. And then, I dive into the cheeses…. This soup looks so delicious – what an amazing colour. I wonder if it’s due to people’s taste moving towards blander/sweeter foods? I’ve made Julia’s watercress soup many times, and I like the addition of the peas for color and sweetness. onion 1 c. milk 2 tbsp. Just ate an amazing saucisson de canard fumé with lunch. I had a lovely meal in the country outside of Florence, Italy twenty years ago that ended with a salad. But in my experience, the younger the better. I always like to serve guests who don’t live here certain French cheeses, like Brie de Meaux or a raw milk Saint-Nectaire, which are hard to get outside of France, and I know they miss them when they are not here. 3. Very simple and can be made very tasty. “Ah bon?” he replied, having a moment believing that we did that. This way you won’t have to worry about preparing dinner for one night of the week. Or whatever. thanks. Wash the watercress carefully: Immerse it in a basin of water, then spin dry in the salad spinner. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the onion is translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes. I really love your recipes, blog, & books. But I was impressed by your words about watercress soup, no doubt I will soon be her experience, and I’ll tell you my opinion, Hi, David u have no idea how fortunate ur to be able to get good to excellent baguettes every day. 1. Hot or Cold. Add the potato and onion, stirring to coat … Could we see a video of how you deal with this delicious but troublesome item? The modern cook’s guide to producing fabulous French food the easy way. Look up the benefits. Taste and adjust the seasonings. If it’s loose, cut off the thick bottom part of the stems — no need to separate each leaf, as the thinner stems can be blended into the soup. Watercress is good for you and French watercress soup is absolutely delicious. And this Potage au Cresson (French for Watercress Soup recipe) is not an exception. Instead it depends on coaxing flavor out of the few ingredients that you have. It will be a deep bright green. Nuts or seeds, like pumpkin seeds, add a good crunch sprinkled over the top with a drizzle of olive or pumpkin seed oil. I’m contemplating a fridge lookover right now; you made me hungry. Perfect for a cold last day of February! Simple Watercress Soup No reviews 25 min. crème fraîche or heavy cream. No spice needed, as the watercress is quite piquant on its own — but if you like you can add some chopped fresh herbs just before bringing the soup to the table. With regards to salad after a meal, I didn’t know anyone that did this in the UK, until I started dating my boyfriend. However, this time, before making the puree, stir in the watercress … Thank you for In the end, I was rewarded with a nice, colorful pot of soup, which made the perfect lunch along with some of the leftover cheeses I had after our dinner, as well as slices of baguette. Ah I love the color on this. Chinese restaurants would stir in some scrambled eggs after pureeing, similar to egg drop soup. Raymond Blanc goes for four minutes, Rowley Leigh a mere two, but swiftest of all is Denis Cotter in his book Wild Garlic, Gooseberries and Me, blanching them separately then plunging the… Simple foods with a couple of ingredients…I made leek and potato soup the other night, just those two vegetables, a little garlic and milk – cozy and satisfying on a winter evening. Increase the heat to high, add the watercress and a pinch of salt, cover with a lid and cook for 30 seconds. Return the soup to the … Back in the time of huge, splendid, many course dinners, the main course would sometimes arrive with a grand flourish and was called the entree. Feb 4, 2016 - Wefood : A peppery French soup with lively watercress and potatoes blended into a smooth bowlful of deliciousness. When I was growing up overseas in the ’60s, we traveled around America every other summer and saw the salad-before-entree phenomenon migrate eastward. The reason? Talking of watercress she says ‘they reckon it is a good thing to eat in the spring. fresh lemon juice It sounds like the French serve what we call side salads in America for a course, rather than a “meal salad”. This looks divine! Pellivuyt still makes them and they are available new, although somewhat expensive. I remember Romain being very surprised when I told him that Americans usually ate cheese before a meal, with the apéritif. Thanks for the inspiration and this fresh way to use it. Such a beautiful color, and pea soup is always welcome in my house. This is one of the rare recipes where I prefer heavy cream to crème fraîche. Repeat. I had picked up a big bunch of watercress at the market and carefully washed it all in preparation for an after-dinner salad with the cheeses I’d selected for the night. I remember about twenty or so years ago, going to a “European style” restaurant in New York, and there was a note on the menu above the salad course, suggesting that you order it “after your meal, as a palate-cleanser.” It was funny that they made a point of that but perhaps nowadays, it might seem a little less “exotic”? Those are really enjoyable and it would be nice to be able to filter your posts to look at them rather than pressing next page again and again. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. Then, add the stock, it shall cover the vegetables. I will try your cress soup. There is no such animal. My only question is to ask the name & pattern of your soup bowls. And then at that very moment you write this blog post. Watercress soup is a French classic. That’s true. I’ve been making a similar version for the past few summers, served cold. One of my childhood favorites. Now, if only I had some nice French bread to go with it…. Meantime thanks for the video suggestion! Peel and cube the potato. I hope that will be coming up soon. ), it’s on my Kindle now! You can use all the leaves and tender stems, but any stems that feel especially tough and woody, don’t use. mmm, I have been eating watercress quite a bit last year and this recipe sounds and looks so so interesting. A comfort soup, with zucchini instead of potatoes thus starch free, very tasty with the characteristic flavors of watercress and turmeric. Tags: Creme fraiche cresson onion peas recipe soup watercress watercress soup. Clean the watercress well in a couple of changes of cold water to make sure there’s no grit. It was like a gift when I spread out all the watercress leaves on my kitchen counter the next day, and found myself with an abundance of watercress. sugar 1 tsp. Hi David. Does it matter what kind of potato it is? Watercress soup is one of those great soups, like a lot of French dishes, that don’t necessarily require a lot of ingredients. However, I wish my husband would drink coffee with dessert. My Frenchman typically dumps in what I consider to be WAY too much crème fraîche, so this is a great dairy alternative. You can also freeze the soup once it’s cool and done. One of the differences between French and American dining is that the green salad is normally served after the meal, either with cheese or on its own. Merci, David! I’ve heard the salad before dinner tradition started in California. And full of vitamins and antioxidants. I get them at antique stores and flea markets in France, although they are hard to find nowadays. Ah the perfect fresh green spring is coming, color. Thank you Jillian for this book recommendation (and David for the recipe but I knew it and just wish I could get watercress here in Milan but it’s pretty unknown! But I gotta say, I’m a fan of soup for lunch as well, especially in the winter when I need something to warm me up. Perfect for winter! For a larger crowd, double or triple the recipe. Add the cream. 2 tbsp. Like trips, musings on Paris, etc. Watercress soup is a soup prepared using the leaf vegetable watercress as a primary ingredient. Bring a 4-qt. Big 2lb chunk you can divide and freeze. We had a nice dinner in my kitchen, and after the meal, out came the cheeses before we moved on to dessert. The soup looks very good, of course, but I mostly love how you said you had “a nice dinner in my kitchen.” That sounds so lovely and homey. Here where I live in sarasota,fl. If your watercress came in a bunch from the market, simply slice through the bunch above the tie. It makes it easier to decorate the soup with a pretty swirl of cream just before serving. Omg!been there in the 80’s. (Pureeing hot soup in a traditional blender will cause it to overflow, so wait until the soup is tepid.). Watercress…something to think about and act on more often. I read recently that there is a reason Americans call the main course the entree. Do not cover the pot. As for shallots, I deal with them the same as onions — snap off a couple outer layers, then chop up the interior. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. If you want a creamier soup, blend a few tablespoons of heavy cream or creme fraiche into the soup in step 3. https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/watercress-soup In a Dutch oven or soup pot, melt the butter. Not really. They don’t have a name or pattern as they are vintage café au lait bowls. Whoa. 2 tsp. xo, Hey David, your website has a tab to look at all your older recipes, but is there a way to look at an archive of your non-recipe entries? Your recipe calls for a shallot. We always had the salad after the main course, it’s a great palate cleanser and makes room for cheese! 1 shallot La soupe in parts of France refers to dinner (or supper), and soup is indeed a popular, family style meal in France, especially if served with bits and ends of cheese, charcuterie, and some good bread alongside. It looks delicious, and I’m in love with the color. In our house salad was always served at the end of our meal, or with the 2nd course. the post! ), Thank you so much for the info. être dans la purée, être dans le pétrin (fig.) I in turn adapted his recipe somewhat. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It’s soooo simple and so truly amazing! Great memories with this soup and my grandma. I liked it with a swirl of goat milk yogurt and chopped chives. I absolutely love watercress, so I will have to make it. Old memories. (In France, the are around €8-9 each, in the U.S., they are $20. Well what do you know, I actually have a bag of watercress in my fridge that needs to be used! Required fields are marked *. The after-dinner salad in France isn’t usually a complicated affair with tomatoes, eggs, croutons, and all other sorts of other things tossed in with it: it’s often a nice bowl of leafy greens with a punchy dressing. Bring the broth or water to a boil. Looks good and I’ve never done anything with watercress before. The traditional soup is thickened with potatoes; this is thickened with zucchini. Hi David, I love your post -it really captures how special a bowl of home made soup is & what it can do for your soul! Transfer the soup to a food processor and blitz until smooth. Thanks Dave. I am from Winston-Salem, N.C. and we had a lovely French Restaurant in the 60″s….La Chaudiere. FRENCH WATERCRESS SOUP : 1 bunch watercress, washed 1 c. chicken broth 1 sm. This soup looks scrumptious. What a good idea to add peas! A delicious watercress, onion and potato soup perfect as a starter or winter warmer for the colder months. Garlic croutons would be nice, as would cubes of crisp bacon. ground nutmeg 3/4 tsp. When poked with a paring knife, the knife should meet no resistance. The quantities below are for two people. But most of the time, the salad arrives after the plat principal. Growing up, we would often have watercress sandwiches on good homemade bread with LOTS of butter, sprinkled with salt and served at teatime by my English/Yankee mother, a tradition I continue. saucepan of water to a boil and add watercress; cook until bright green and wilted, about 3 minutes. Any potato will do. 1 pinch dried tarragon So excited to try this simple, but yummy-sounding watercress soup recipe! It’s your call. Storage of the watercress soup. It can be frozen for up to two months. Though I’ve spent my entire adult life in California, I still prefer my salad after the entree. A large bunch of watercress, stalks included (about 400g) 20g butter Pour into saucepan and heat slowly, stirring. In the 1950s, my parents would go to small flowing streams in the woods of western Pennsylvania and gather their own! Dorothy Hartley’s 'Food in England' (one of my cookery bibles). Add a swirl or drizzle of heavy cream to each bowl, or set a bowl or pitcher of extra cream on the table. Watercress is considered a highly nutritious food that can effectively reinforce the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. A friend who used to live in Paris was visiting last week and I invited her to dinner. extrememly serendipitous. How I envy u. The idea with the added peas is genius; I very often ‘throw together’ a soup (I call them ‘fridge cleaners’) and I add a table spoon full of Greek yoghurt or fromage blanc or sour milk (in Switzie) right in the middle of the filled bol. Add the watercress, potato, shallot, tarragon, salt and pepper. Add the spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until wilted. Thanks for the idea of using goat milk yogurt! They’re so incredibly peppery that I can’t eat them raw, and this is coming from someone who eats gojuchang like it’s ketchup. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes, until the potato is very tender. I added peas to give it some extra body and to bolster the color, but you can leave them out if you wish. Reheat gently just before serving. Thank you… Let me cry over my memories. The great thing about simple soups like this watercress soup, is that you can customize it with toppings, to take it in a variety of directions. – I’d forgotten to serve the watercress salad. We are in soup mode @ taste2taste especially with the recent snow in NY and rain in London. I’ll never forget it and tasted dishes (and drinks) I’d never heard of — fried stuffed squash blossoms, grappa, rosemary sorbet served in a little thimble sized crock…the meal seemed to last forever. Reminds of French butter. You can use an onion instead if you like. Then I grabbed handfuls of my well-washed watercress to the pot and stirred them in, letting them wilt. Add the lemon juice. Looks nice and everyone swirls it in their own way or eats the ‘dump’ on its own before going over to the soup. Watercress lends a peppery kick to this elegant springtime soup from The Paris Cookbook by Patricia Wells; garnished with heavy cream and caviar, it's a luxurious first course. This one brought back a happy memory of my mother who absolutely loved watercress salad and soup. This is the way I make all green soups, from the first nettle soup in early spring, sorrel soup, chervil soup and others to the kale soup in winter, the last vegetable in my garden. Still remember the cheeses! Watercrest is very healthy. Watercress soup is very quick to prepare and is delicious both hot and chilled. Sweetest butter I have tried here in the US. My Italian-American family always had it after dinner. This soup being the Vegan 15 Minute Watercress Soup. Thank you for the recipe, it sounds good as well as being beautiful. I love that you compared the use of the word entree in French and English. Repeat. There are some exceptions; gut-busters like Hachis Parmentier (meat pie with mashed potato topping), and Brandade (salt cod puree), are often served with a salade verte, a few leaves of lettuce in a mustardy dressing. :). 1 bunch watercress (3/4 pound; 330 grams) In the winter, I move from leafy salads to winter greens, like Belgian endive, escarole, frisée, and peppery watercress. In the big pot, heat a little olive oil, then cook the zucchinis, onion, apple and garlic on high until the onions are translucent. Instead it depends on coaxing flavor out of the few ingredients that you have. Watercress soup is one of those great soups, like a lot of French dishes, that don’t necessarily require a lot of ingredients. It really works though, it’s a lovely way to round off a meal. In UK it’s the typical ‘side salad’ which I was fine with. It’s delicious and now over 10 years later I always serve a salad after our main course – even though people think it’s strange. It may be prepared as a cream soup or as a broth/stock-based soup using vegetable or chicken stock. THIS LOW-CALORIE variation of the classic watercress soup uses zucchini in place of potatoes. Btw done soup but used spinach instead of watercress. It does seem like a nice way to finish off! Hmm, I think I’ll go buy some and make both. Peel and dice the shallot. My New Years resolution is to eat more vegetables and eat ones I would not have tried in the past. You can start with the same steps you took making Potato Leek Soup recipe or Potage Parmentier in French. Make sure you consume the soup within a couple of days while it’s still fresh. Watercress Soup (Soupe au Cresson) A deliciously French soup using fresh watercress, which is not only packed with vitamins but has a particularly gorgeous flavour – even a bit cheesy! They see very elegant & I love the style. Use the leaves from one bunch of watercress. Now, it’s not a huge departure from what we normally do here at Salted Mint. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or wait until the soup is lukewarm and puree until smooth in a blender. English Watercress Soup - simple and fresh ingredients, and made to an old Hampshire recipe.....served in an old Mason's soup bowl; the pattern is called Friarwood. Watercress has tons of flavor, for example, so keeping it simple highlights that vibrant green color and zesty flavor of the cress. Thanks! Ah good memories! Richard Grausman created his lighter version of the classic French watercress soup in his book, At Home With The French Classics. Than you so much for your inspiration and lovely work. (And this is from the only French person that insists on having his coffee with dessert, which is unusual in France as well.). Also, after reading this, I am craving le beurre bretagne enough to book a one-way ticket to France! The addition of peas seems like a great idea. Stir in the watercress, cover and cook for a further 5 mins or until the watercress is wilted. I live now in F for 8 yrs and have yet to get used to the salad ‘after’…. I’m American, but having lived in Paris for years with my French husband, I have definitely converted to preferring my salad after the main course. Reminds me somewhat of the Leek and Potato soup that I make. They’re both so bland I’ve given up buying them. Thanks for yummy recipe. Blend the soup and return to a clean pot. Sauté onion and zucchini in olive oil, add watercress stems and … I love this kind of regional food history, thank you! If your watercress came in a bunch from the market, simply slice through the bunch above the tie. Especially since I’ve read seriousscientific/nutrition study that posit that it’s the most nutrient-dense green veggie–more than kale, broccoli, etc.! I find that by mashing the potatoes first, you get a particularly nice I have some frozen peas, crème fraîche and some great cheeses left over from a dinner party Sunday evening. Learn how your comment data is processed. Chopped Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Garlic Dressing, Holiday Gift Guide: Bringing France to You and Others, « Arroz con pollo: Spanish Chicken with rice. Whatever the reason, it’s really annoying. Yes, Kerrygold is really good butter an available at many supermarkets and Trader Joe’s. Watercress here in NZ used to have a great bite, as did radishes, and now neither of them do. Wash the watercress carefully: Immerse it in a basin of water, then spin dry in the salad spinner. If you’re in NZ, Gavrielle, and you think radishes don’t have enough flavor, you’re welcome to raid the ones in my garden. I’ve been in France for almost a month now and have been working my way through as many cheeses as possible. She use to cook this. On a whim I buy watercress for no reason and not knowing what to do with it. Watercress is one of those ingredients I love at restaurants, but don’t think to purchase and bring home. I’M looking for a good one. I’ve never been good a processing shallots, stymied by the skin. salt 1 egg yolk. Remove the watercress stems. I shall buy watercress at the market on Thursday and make your soup. Harris Teeter here in the south have started to stock Amish butter. And let me tell you, it’s nice to open the refrigerator and find a pot of soup that I can dip into, rewarm a bowl for myself, and spoon up for a satisfying meal. Your email address will not be published. Drain and place watercress in a bowl of ice water; let sit for 1 minute. Delia's Watercress and Potato Soup recipe. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in food, or linguistics, or both! Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 1 minute, until smooth. Every spring we gather wild water cress along the streams in our area, and it would be perfect to make the soup & serve it in your bowls. Thanks for another wonderful post. And completely vegan. Ever bind/thicken the soup with rice blended in instead of potatoes? seems to rob them of flavour. 3 cups (3/4 liter) homemade chicken broth, vegetable broth or water Watercress soup is gentle on the digestive system, will help to energise you and aid the body’s recovery from illness.” Sarah Lumley, Nutritionist, Breast Cancer Haven. Speaking of wonderful French butter, is there any butter in the states comparable to French butter ?? salt and freshly ground black pepper Well, whatever. They prophesy it purifies the blood’. Glad I found this recipe. What a great color! I cooked up an onion with a big knob of butter until soft, added a few potatoes and simmered until the potatoes were tender. Anne. What makes it even worse is that I lived in Paris for a yr. & a half. Your email address will not be published. (Curiously, we call the main course the entrée in America, whereas in France, the entrée is the first course – or the “entry” into the meal.) Let simmer until the zucchinis and apple are soft. Even now a lot of restaurants still refer to it as a side salad in the UK and it will always come with the main course. It really is the best lunch with a great baguette and my favorite dessert! And as we all know, when life gives you lots of watercress, you make soup. I get that same craving after having been away from France for a few weeks – great crusty baguette, cheese and the best saucissons. Storage: The soup will keep for up to three or four days in the refrigerator. Yes, if you look at the sidebar, you’ll see a list of Categories, and post (including non-recipe posts) are organized there. It’s a thick nourishing soup loaded with peppery greens and creamy potatoes. Feb 2, 2016 - A peppery French soup with lively watercress and potatoes blended into a smooth bowlful of deliciousness. Place the watercress soup in your fridge. Fights cancer (if you smoke it turns the cancerous parts of smoking into waste), and helps fight infections just like an antibiotic. Many translated example sentences containing "watercress soup" – French-English dictionary and search engine for French translations. Since we get watercress year-round here in Thailand this would be something that I could put on my restaurant menu. I’m for the ‘salad before or with the main course’, it’s a personal thing but generally, in Switzerland where I come from, it’s a ‘starter’ and often ordered as an ‘entrée’. Watercress has tons of flavor, for example, so keeping it … https://www.washingtonpost.com/recipes/watercress-soup/16262 Or you can just serve it as it, with a selection of cheeses (that you might have leftover from guests the night before), and some good bread. I feel inspired to make some watercress soup Lins x. UK/NZ/Aus also call the US appetiser the entrée and the US entrée the main course. Once the soup is pureed, rewarm the soup in the pot, season with salt and pepper, and serve. Add the water and diced potato and cook, partially covered, until the potato cubes are tender, about 10 minutes. Recipe by: KitchenAid. In my state of health it’s worth a try – it’s also delicious. Very talked about was the simple salad served after dinner and then the cheese cart rolled around. Even Lindsey Bareham's quarter of an hourseems a crime. butter, melted 1 1/4 tsp. Enjoy with cheese toast or a ham and cheese tartine and this is one of the quickest … David, what salted butter do you reccomend here in France.? I know when I go away, the first thing I do when I get back is to go to a bakery, buy a fresh, crunchy baguette, slice it wide open, smear it with lots of salted butter from Brittany, and eat that. Yum. My mom makes a Chinese watercress soup with pork bones. I love this soup. I used a fairly young russet potato in the soup pictured on this page — peel removed, of course. 1 medium potato New potatoes are most flavorful, and tenderest, so if you can find them that might be my first choice. Turn off the heat and add the watercress and peas, stirring a few times to wilt the cress. But I love salad too much to wait until I’m already pretty ‘full’ – so I suffer (very slightly) in silence when eating out and get my fill again when at home. BIA makes a similar bowl, which has scalloped sides, and are less-costly. PLEASE NOTE: this soup is WW friendly, even though it is not titled or categorized as such. But – oops! 2. milt. delicious creamy french watercress soup 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion roughly chopped 2 leeks sliced (include as much of the dark green part as you can) It would be nice to make our cafés at the same time. People there were so thrilled that they could grow lettuce year-round that they wanted to show it off! If it’s loose, cut off the thick bottom part of the stems — no need to separate each leaf, as the thinner stems can be blended into the soup. They may taste robust, but watercress leaves are surprisingly delicate, and long cooking of the kind recommended by Delia Smith and Jane Grigson (35 minutes apiece!) 4. French; watercress soup: soupe de cresson: almond soup: soupe aux amandes: asparagus in watercress sauce: asperges sauce cresson: be in the soup (fig.) Additional ingredients used can include vegetables such as potato, leeks, spinach, celery and turnips, cheese, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper. You can garnish this soup in any number of ways, a few I mentioned in the post – from a spoonful of yogurt or cream swirled over the top with fresh herbs, to a handful of seeds or bits of crumbled bacon strewn over the top. I did throw a curveball into the mix, adding a handful of frozen green peas to give it some extra body and color. Cake apéritif aux olives, lardons et pistaches, Salade d’épinards aux fraises et pignons de pin, Salade d’épinards aux oeufs et oignons rouges, Tagine de poulet aux pruneaux et aux amandes, Orecchiette aux petits pois et jambon de pays, Pâtes aux tomates fraîches, mozzarella et basilic, Crumble d’été aux prunes, pêches et cassis, Fraises au basilic et vinaigre balsamique, Pêches caramélisées aux figues et pignons de pin, Confiture aux fraises et pétales de roses. This is something I don’t think I’ll ever give up. Plus some bits of chopped shrimp, glass noodles and diced tofu. Cook the onions: In a large pot, heat the butter until frothy, then cook the onions over medium heat … Sounds really good. Add the onion and sweat gently for 3–5 minutes until softened and translucent. Chop roughly and add the watercress to the mix. 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