Fennel And Watercress Soup Recipe

Step 1

Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add fennel and onion, cook over medium heat until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes, stock and parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns and thyme enclosed in a small cheesecloth pouch. Simmer 30 minutes then remove. Pass soup through food mill or puree until smooth in a food processor or blender. Pour puree into a clean saucepan, bring back to boil and correct seasoning.

Step 2

Add cream to taste and chopped parsley. Place bunch of watercress in boiling water for 3 to 5 seconds then plunge in cold water. Drain cut leaves from stalks. Place soup in a heated tureen and serve.

Step 3

Makes four 1 1/2 cup servings.

Things You'll Need

  • 1tb Butter
  • 1ea Small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4c Strong chicken stock
  • Peppercorn, thyme
  • 1/2c Whipping cream
  • Large bunch watercress
  • 1/2 Large fennel bulb chopped
  • 1lb Potatoes, peeled, sliced(4)
  • Parsley, bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1ts Chopped parsley

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