what to do with watercress

Are you stressing about how to pay your mortgage or how to make your knees work like new? Forget it.
Think about something easy like what to do with watercress. You could make it into a salad w/endive and radicchio. You could
make into a sandwich with a little horseradish dressing and roast turkey. But I’m going to make the decision for you. Soup.
The secret of how to make it into soup: blanch the leaves for 1 minute, throw them directly into a bowl of ice water and then squeeze them dry. Get your classics of a chopped leek and peeled chopped potato going in a little bit of butter with salt, pepper and a bouqet garni (celery top, bay leaf, thyme sprigs&parsley tied together.) Simmer in a pot with a lid, just covered to the top of the potatoes w/half water and half whole milk until the potatoes are nearly tender. Add the cress and let it simmer another 10 minutes until the potatoes are completely tender. Remove the bouquet garni and smooth into creaminess with an immersion blender. Taste for salt and pepper.

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