Recipe: Cress and shallot soup

Soups with aromatic herbs
April 04, 2012

I sowed garden cress in September, but the rain killed almost all young plants.

CressI sowed it again during winter, and finally I had a lot of cress to harvest.

CressWith this harvest I decided to prepare a creamy soup with shallots.

You can add chicken or vegetable broth to have a more liquid soup.

Cress and shallot soup

Cress and shallot soup

Serves two:
1 shallot
2 potatoes
1 tbsp butter
1 cup cress
5-6 chives leaves
2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Finely slice the shallots and saute in butter.
Add potatoes, peeled and diced, and saute for a couple of minutes.
Pour 250 ml of water, salt, and cook 12-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Remove from heat, add cress and coarsely chopped chives, parmesan cheese and milk, then puree with a blender.
Serve with croutons.

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Souper SundaysThis goes to Deb from Kahakai Kitchen who's hosting the weekly event Souper Sundays.

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Author: Terry (URL)

Che bontà ...amo il crescione... Devo riseminarlo .da davvero grosse soddisfazioni ;)
Buona Pasqua!!!!

Author: Deb in Hawaii (URL)

I like the idea of making a creamy soup out of peppery watercress--it looks very good and satisfying.

Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

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