Feb 4, 2016 - Wefood : A peppery French soup with lively watercress and potatoes blended into a smooth bowlful of deliciousness. Well, whatever. French; watercress soup: soupe de cresson: almond soup: soupe aux amandes: asparagus in watercress sauce: asperges sauce cresson: be in the soup (fig.) I shall buy watercress at the market on Thursday and make your soup. I love the idea of salad after a meal, although I haven’t tried it. 2 tbsp. If you want a creamier soup, blend a few tablespoons of heavy cream or creme fraiche into the soup in step 3. Merci, David! Return the soup to the … Do not cover the pot. Add the potato and onion, stirring to coat … My New Years resolution is to eat more vegetables and eat ones I would not have tried in the past. New potatoes are most flavorful, and tenderest, so if you can find them that might be my first choice. Your email address will not be published. Hmm, I think I’ll go buy some and make both. I love that you compared the use of the word entree in French and English. I love this soup. This is a soup with comforting flavor and takes just 15 minutes to make. Whoa. 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. Could we see a video of how you deal with this delicious but troublesome item? I liked it with a swirl of goat milk yogurt and chopped chives. Richard Grausman created his lighter version of the classic French watercress soup in his book, At Home With The French Classics. My only question is to ask the name & pattern of your soup bowls. Add the cream. The traditional soup is thickened with potatoes; this is thickened with zucchini. Speaking of wonderful French butter, is there any butter in the states comparable to French butter ?? It would be nice to make our cafés at the same time. They see very elegant & I love the style. 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. So excited to try this simple, but yummy-sounding watercress soup recipe! People there were so thrilled that they could grow lettuce year-round that they wanted to show it off! Add a swirl or drizzle of heavy cream to each bowl, or set a bowl or pitcher of extra cream on the table. 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. 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. Great memories with this soup and my grandma. 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! 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. 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. Anne. My mom makes a Chinese watercress soup with pork bones. Clean the watercress well in a couple of changes of cold water to make sure there’s no grit. seems to rob them of flavour. I get that same craving after having been away from France for a few weeks – great crusty baguette, cheese and the best saucissons. How I envy u. In our house salad was always served at the end of our meal, or with the 2nd course. If your watercress came in a bunch from the market, simply slice through the bunch above the tie. 1 shallot 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. It’s a thick nourishing soup loaded with peppery greens and creamy potatoes. Blend the soup and return to a clean pot. Ah the perfect fresh green spring is coming, color. I live now in F for 8 yrs and have yet to get used to the salad ‘after’…. Sauté onion and zucchini in olive oil, add watercress stems and … 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. sugar 1 tsp. Add the lemon juice. And completely vegan. THIS LOW-CALORIE variation of the classic watercress soup uses zucchini in place of potatoes. :). However, this time, before making the puree, stir in the watercress … The reason? saucepan of water to a boil and add watercress; cook until bright green and wilted, about 3 minutes. 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. (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.) Once the soup is pureed, rewarm the soup in the pot, season with salt and pepper, and serve. It will be a deep bright green. fresh lemon juice Chopped Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Garlic Dressing, Holiday Gift Guide: Bringing France to You and Others, « Arroz con pollo: Spanish Chicken with rice. 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. Thanks for the idea of using goat milk yogurt! 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. 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. 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. 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! 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. In fact I love eating vegetables significantly as an addition to the food and not a basic meal. In my state of health it’s worth a try – it’s also delicious. I’ve made Julia’s watercress soup many times, and I like the addition of the peas for color and sweetness. BIA makes a similar bowl, which has scalloped sides, and are less-costly. Repeat. Watercress soup is a soup prepared using the leaf vegetable watercress as a primary ingredient. 1 pinch dried tarragon 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 used a fairly young russet potato in the soup pictured on this page — peel removed, of course. It is pretty chilly in Oregon right now and I just want to cuddle up on my couch with a bowl of this beautiful green soup and a crusty baguette. She use to cook this. With regards to salad after a meal, I didn’t know anyone that did this in the UK, until I started dating my boyfriend. Watercress has tons of flavor, for example, so keeping it … It’s soooo simple and so truly amazing! 4. Watercress here in NZ used to have a great bite, as did radishes, and now neither of them do. It makes it easier to decorate the soup with a pretty swirl of cream just before serving. Thank you for 1. Turn off the heat and add the watercress and peas, stirring a few times to wilt the cress. 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. Ever bind/thicken the soup with rice blended in instead of potatoes? Reheat gently just before serving. 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. I’ve been making a similar version for the past few summers, served cold. Then I grabbed handfuls of my well-washed watercress to the pot and stirred them in, letting them wilt. Now, if only I had some nice French bread to go with it…. Looks nice and everyone swirls it in their own way or eats the ‘dump’ on its own before going over to the soup. Then, add the stock, it shall cover the vegetables. I’ve been in France for almost a month now and have been working my way through as many cheeses as possible. It looks delicious, and I’m in love with the color. Wash the watercress carefully: Immerse it in a basin of water, then spin dry in the salad spinner. 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. être dans la purée, être dans le pétrin (fig.) 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. Taste and adjust the seasonings. That’s true. Reminds me somewhat of the Leek and Potato soup that I make. They prophesy it purifies the blood’. ), it’s on my Kindle now! Glad I found this recipe. 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. Storage: The soup will keep for up to three or four days in the refrigerator. Watercress is one of those ingredients I love at restaurants, but don’t think to purchase and bring home. Your email address will not be published. Hot or Cold. Add the spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until wilted. In the winter, I move from leafy salads to winter greens, like Belgian endive, escarole, frisée, and peppery watercress. Additional ingredients used can include vegetables such as potato, leeks, spinach, celery and turnips, cheese, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper. PLEASE NOTE: this soup is WW friendly, even though it is not titled or categorized as such. Stir in the watercress, cover and cook for a further 5 mins or until the watercress is wilted. 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”? 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. – I’d forgotten to serve the watercress salad. Ah I love the color on this. Delia's Watercress and Potato Soup recipe. A comfort soup, with zucchini instead of potatoes thus starch free, very tasty with the characteristic flavors of watercress and turmeric. 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? Since we get watercress year-round here in Thailand this would be something that I could put on my restaurant menu. Sounds really good. 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. In UK it’s the typical ‘side salad’ which I was fine with. It really works though, it’s a lovely way to round off a meal. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or wait until the soup is lukewarm and puree until smooth in a blender. You can use all the leaves and tender stems, but any stems that feel especially tough and woody, don’t use. Your recipe calls for a shallot. mmm, I have been eating watercress quite a bit last year and this recipe sounds and looks so so interesting. I hope that will be coming up soon. Peel and cube the potato. Now, it’s not a huge departure from what we normally do here at Salted Mint. I love this kind of regional food history, thank you! Storage of the watercress soup. Omg!been there in the 80’s. Repeat. A friend who used to live in Paris was visiting last week and I invited her to dinner. 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. Plus some bits of chopped shrimp, glass noodles and diced tofu. Perfect for winter! It’s your call. extrememly serendipitous. (And this is from the only French person that insists on having his coffee with dessert, which is unusual in France as well.). There is no such animal. Many translated example sentences containing "watercress soup" – French-English dictionary and search engine for French translations. In the big pot, heat a little olive oil, then cook the zucchinis, onion, apple and garlic on high until the onions are translucent. I am from Winston-Salem, N.C. and we had a lovely French Restaurant in the 60″s….La Chaudiere. I will pin this to Pinterest and will make. Hi David. The modern cook’s guide to producing fabulous French food the easy way. 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. Watercress soup is a French classic. 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. Does it matter what kind of potato it is? Such a beautiful color, and pea soup is always welcome in my house. 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. 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… ), Thank you so much for the info. Sweetest butter I have tried here in the US. What a good idea to add peas! One of my childhood favorites. Garlic croutons would be nice, as would cubes of crisp bacon. It really is the best lunch with a great baguette and my favorite dessert! Watercress is considered a highly nutritious food that can effectively reinforce the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. the post! Simple Watercress Soup No reviews 25 min. I remember Romain being very surprised when I told him that Americans usually ate cheese before a meal, with the apéritif. Wash the watercress carefully: Immerse it in a basin of water, then spin dry in the salad spinner. salt 1 egg yolk. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 1 minute, until smooth. Increase the heat to high, add the watercress and a pinch of salt, cover with a lid and cook for 30 seconds. I cooked up an onion with a big knob of butter until soft, added a few potatoes and simmered until the potatoes were tender. I read recently that there is a reason Americans call the main course the entree. 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. Thanks for the inspiration and this fresh way to use it. (Pureeing hot soup in a traditional blender will cause it to overflow, so wait until the soup is tepid.). Drain and place watercress in a bowl of ice water; let sit for 1 minute. thanks. Watercress soup is very quick to prepare and is delicious both hot and chilled. 1 bunch watercress (3/4 pound; 330 grams) Dorothy Hartley’s 'Food in England' (one of my cookery bibles). Make sure you consume the soup within a couple of days while it’s still fresh. Enjoy with cheese toast or a ham and cheese tartine and this is one of the quickest … Something to think about for your next page update :). I had a lovely meal in the country outside of Florence, Italy twenty years ago that ended with a salad. Add the water and diced potato and cook, partially covered, until the potato cubes are tender, about 10 minutes. My Frenchman typically dumps in what I consider to be WAY too much crème fraîche, so this is a great dairy alternative. As for shallots, I deal with them the same as onions — snap off a couple outer layers, then chop up the interior. And as we all know, when life gives you lots of watercress, you make soup. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, melt the butter. 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. Thank you… Let me cry over my memories. This way you won’t have to worry about preparing dinner for one night of the week. Instead it depends on coaxing flavor out of the few ingredients that you have. Pellivuyt still makes them and they are available new, although somewhat expensive. I get them at antique stores and flea markets in France, although they are hard to find nowadays. What makes it even worse is that I lived in Paris for a yr. & a half. This soup being the Vegan 15 Minute Watercress Soup. The quantities below are for two people. Watercress is good for you and French watercress soup is absolutely delicious. Instead it depends on coaxing flavor out of the few ingredients that you have. FRENCH WATERCRESS SOUP : 1 bunch watercress, washed 1 c. chicken broth 1 sm. This soup looks scrumptious. 3 cups (3/4 liter) homemade chicken broth, vegetable broth or water I’M looking for a good one. Any potato will do. You can use an onion instead if you like. And this Potage au Cresson (French for Watercress Soup recipe) is not an exception. I will try your cress soup. When poked with a paring knife, the knife should meet no resistance. And full of vitamins and antioxidants. Even Lindsey Bareham's quarter of an hourseems a crime. They don’t have a name or pattern as they are vintage café au lait bowls. It may be prepared as a cream soup or as a broth/stock-based soup using vegetable or chicken stock. onion 1 c. milk 2 tbsp. We always had the salad after the main course, it’s a great palate cleanser and makes room for cheese! (In France, the are around €8-9 each, in the U.S., they are $20. butter, melted 1 1/4 tsp. https://www.washingtonpost.com/recipes/watercress-soup/16262 Feb 2, 2016 - A peppery French soup with lively watercress and potatoes blended into a smooth bowlful of deliciousness. But – oops! Harris Teeter here in the south have started to stock Amish butter. I did throw a curveball into the mix, adding a handful of frozen green peas to give it some extra body and color. Well what do you know, I actually have a bag of watercress in my fridge that needs to be used! https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/watercress-soup 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. 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. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. 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. But most of the time, the salad arrives after the plat principal. Whatever the reason, it’s really annoying. You can also freeze the soup once it’s cool and done. Recipe by: KitchenAid. Watercress soup is one of those great soups, like a lot of French dishes, that don’t necessarily require a lot of ingredients. Ah good memories! The sweating process will convert the natural starches present in the onion into sugars, enhancing the flavour of the soup. Let simmer until the zucchinis and apple are soft. If your watercress came in a bunch from the market, simply slice through the bunch above the tie. This soup looks so delicious – what an amazing colour. In the 1950s, my parents would go to small flowing streams in the woods of western Pennsylvania and gather their own! Thanks for yummy recipe. 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. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes, until the potato is very tender. This looks divine! The addition of peas seems like a great idea. This is one of the rare recipes where I prefer heavy cream to crème fraîche. You can start with the same steps you took making Potato Leek Soup recipe or Potage Parmentier in French. Or whatever. I in turn adapted his recipe somewhat. I have some frozen peas, crème fraîche and some great cheeses left over from a dinner party Sunday evening. And then at that very moment you write this blog post. Place the watercress soup in your fridge. Thanks! I find that by mashing the potatoes first, you get a particularly nice 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. But in my experience, the younger the better. Big 2lb chunk you can divide and freeze. Add the watercress, potato, shallot, tarragon, salt and pepper. milt. salt and freshly ground black pepper Tags: Creme fraiche cresson onion peas recipe soup watercress watercress soup. 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. This is something I don’t think I’ll ever give up. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Meantime thanks for the video suggestion! 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) Very talked about was the simple salad served after dinner and then the cheese cart rolled around. crème fraîche or heavy cream. Yes, Kerrygold is really good butter an available at many supermarkets and Trader Joe’s. Fights cancer (if you smoke it turns the cancerous parts of smoking into waste), and helps fight infections just like an antibiotic. Transfer the soup to a food processor and blitz until smooth. Chop roughly and add the watercress to the mix. And then, I dive into the cheeses…. Like trips, musings on Paris, etc. 3. However, I wish my husband would drink coffee with dessert. Add the onion and sweat gently for 3–5 minutes until softened and translucent. We had a nice dinner in my kitchen, and after the meal, out came the cheeses before we moved on to dessert. Btw done soup but used spinach instead of watercress. Talking of watercress she says ‘they reckon it is a good thing to eat in the spring. Watercress…something to think about and act on more often. Remove the watercress stems. 2. Reminds of French butter. Yes, if you look at the sidebar, you’ll see a list of Categories, and post (including non-recipe posts) are organized there. Thanks for another wonderful post. A delicious watercress, onion and potato soup perfect as a starter or winter warmer for the colder months. 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!) I’ve never been good a processing shallots, stymied by the skin. Look up the benefits. I’m contemplating a fridge lookover right now; you made me hungry. 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. 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. Than you so much for your inspiration and lovely work. Though I’ve spent my entire adult life in California, I still prefer my salad after the entree. Thank you for the recipe, it sounds good as well as being beautiful. Thanks Dave. Use the leaves from one bunch of watercress. Chinese restaurants would stir in some scrambled eggs after pureeing, similar to egg drop soup. Here where I live in sarasota,fl. 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. Perfect for a cold last day of February! Watercrest is very healthy. 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. Watercress soup is one of those great soups, like a lot of French dishes, that don’t necessarily require a lot of ingredients. On a whim I buy watercress for no reason and not knowing what to do with it. 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. Bring a 4-qt. Thank you for your recipe. Serves 2. 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’. Pour into saucepan and heat slowly, stirring. Very simple and can be made very tasty. 1 medium potato We are in soup mode @ taste2taste especially with the recent snow in NY and rain in London. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in food, or linguistics, or both! Bring the broth or water to a boil. What a great color! 2 tsp. Learn how your comment data is processed. Old memories. Merci! I added peas to give it some extra body and to bolster the color, but you can leave them out if you wish. They’re both so bland I’ve given up buying them. I really love your recipes, blog, & books. I wonder if it’s due to people’s taste moving towards blander/sweeter foods? ground nutmeg 3/4 tsp. 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! This one brought back a happy memory of my mother who absolutely loved watercress salad and soup. Just ate an amazing saucisson de canard fumé with lunch. “Ah bon?” he replied, having a moment believing that we did that. It can be frozen for up to two months. For a larger crowd, double or triple the recipe. My Italian-American family always had it after dinner. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. 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. Also, after reading this, I am craving le beurre bretagne enough to book a one-way ticket to France! 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. Especially since I’ve read seriousscientific/nutrition study that posit that it’s the most nutrient-dense green veggie–more than kale, broccoli, etc.! 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. Watercress has tons of flavor, for example, so keeping it simple highlights that vibrant green color and zesty flavor of the cress. It does seem like a nice way to finish off! I absolutely love watercress, so I will have to make it. Cook the onions: In a large pot, heat the butter until frothy, then cook the onions over medium heat … 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. A large bunch of watercress, stalks included (about 400g) 20g butter Yum. Peel and dice the shallot. Nuts or seeds, like pumpkin seeds, add a good crunch sprinkled over the top with a drizzle of olive or pumpkin seed oil. Still remember the cheeses! Required fields are marked *. Looks good and I’ve never done anything with watercress before. I’ve heard the salad before dinner tradition started in California. Not really. It sounds like the French serve what we call side salads in America for a course, rather than a “meal salad”. David, what salted butter do you reccomend here in France.? Soup in step 3 the sweating process will convert the natural starches present in the onion and soup... 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