Originally Posted by mordecai
Watercress soup is one of the few things I've really hated when I tried to make it. How did you do it?
Well, you have to like watercress of course.
I sauteed a bit of onion and celery, then added vegetable stock, watercress, and a couple of sliced creamer potatoes. Brought to a boil and simmered until the potatoes were tender. (I could be forgetting something, but I'm pretty sure that's all I added other than final seasoning.) Blended it all smooth, returned it to the pot, and seasoned. I was going to add a bit of dairy to thicken it, but I had gotten distracted and let it reduce on the flame more than I intended, so I decided it was fine as it was. Light and clean-tasting. ( I was a bit disappointed by the cress, since it didn't have as much of a peppery bite as I tend to like.)