Watercress Soup Reipes

Traditionally served as a summer soup, watercress seems to be once again growing in popularity; perhaps due to its widely acclaimed health properties. I have heard about a local watercress and pea dish but haven't seen a recipe for this, can you help?

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Watercress Soup Prep: 15 Minutes
Watercress Soup Cooking Time:
20 Minutes

This is a simply and easy soup to make, works well as a cold lunch or warm supper.

Ingredients: Serves 4

200g of watercress
50g butter
2 leeks
50ml plain flour
600ml milk
300ml vegetable stock
90ml creme fraiche
60g pine nuts

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the butter in a big saucepan, add the leek and soften slowly for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the flour, stir on a low heat for 1 minute.
  3. Gradually introduce the milk and stock, bring to the boil slowly and continue to cook until the ingredients thicken, remember to stir constantly while the soup is thickening.
  4. Remove from the heat, leave to stand for two minutes, add the watercress and blend using a food processor.
  5. Return to the pan and cook under a moderate heat for four minutes.
  6. Add the creme fraiche and sprigs pine nuts on top, serve with soda bread.

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