Hi Adria, thanks so much for sharing your substitutions for making this soup dairy free! Bring the pot of water to a boil. Hi Marina, I haven’t tried doing that substitution, but I think it’s worth a shot. I actually prefer mine with salt pork instead of beef, since I like fatty things (I know, I know, it's bad for my health). The watercress stems add a ton of flavor to the soup. My favorite recipe for watercress soup is from the Silver Palate cookbook. That so neat how you could pick stream watercress...I wish we could still do that these days! Heat a large saucepan with olive oil over medium-low heat. i’ve never tried watercress in a soup, so i’m intrigued. Add stock and 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Apparently it is quite safe to eat it cooked, even if it has parasites (the snails you often find are part of a complicated life cycle that involves also a mammal host). Sincerely, Elena Maria Guzman, This is a very very delicious soup!! The purpose of doing this step twice is to remove excess salt from the brisket (otherwise the final dish will end up too salty). Best for: soup, pesto, lentils, calzones, and paneer. unsalted butter. Cold winter nights call for hot soup. I love watercress and it’s so good for you. They sell some aquaculture baby watercress at Whole Foods, but I refuse to buy it because to me it’s not the real stuff. As with any soup in which delicate greens are used, one of the best tips for making the watercress version is to add the main ingredient at the very end of the cooking time. Your comment may need to be approved before it will appear on the site. Cover the container. I love your local foods and recipes!! Stir well and cook for 2 minutes. Though if you are in Honolulu try the versions offered at: This dish is super simple, but you will need patience aka time (which is perhaps the rarest ingredient of all hahaha). Bring to a boil and let simmer for 1-2 hour (until the brisket is as tender as you like). “Well that’s why they call it ‘water’ cress,” explained my dad. Bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 15 minutes. Im trying not to eat potatoes. Random fact: Liz Hurley has said in numerous interviews that she drinks six cups of it a day for three days before red-carpet appearances. Before adding in the watercress stems and leaves, I portion out how much soup/brisket I plan to serve and add watercress stems and leaves to only that portion. Let it sit in the fridge for one week. Hi Alan! Ingredients 15ml/1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 small stick celery 350g/12oz potato, peeled and diced 600ml/1pt chicken or vegetable stock 3 (85g) bags … It would be fun to remake it! Have you ever had watercress? This dish also goes by a few other names: Depending who you talk with, Salt Beef Watercress is either a full on soup dish or side dish of beef and watercress that happens to have some broth. Discard the water and repeat Step 3 once more (boil and the simmer the brisket for 15 minutes). The bunches should be thick-stemmed, and the leaves should have a strong, peppery bite to them. Flecked with peppery watercress, these soft chicken dumplings make for a slurpy-good appetizer soup. Ladle into bowls. you have to wash it very carefully though- you can find a lot of small insects and/or small snails when you give it a good soak. That's it! Packed with Nutrients, Particularly Vitamin K. Share on Pinterest. Please try again later. There are three main steps to the recipe... Start with a hunk of beef brisket. Make the salted water by dissolving salt in water over the stove. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. First time commenting? Eat and enjoy! In some areas it can house liver parasites. If you're into Salt Beef Watercress, also try our recipe for Chicken Long Rice, which is another one of those local comfort food type dishes. The version I make is with only one potatoe, so much thinner I’d think. Oh man sounds so ono! Hello! As an adult, I puree it and like the English, also use it to eliminate water retention. You could use a cup and a half of cubed bread instead of potatoes, or a cup of cooked rice. I, also, prefer the wild form the best; same for asparagus. The watercress gets chopped before you add it to the soup. although a little extra protein probably doesn’t hurt :). Can i sub the potatoes for zuchini? Return the puree to the saucepan and season … Croutons are also a nice addition as a garnish. Make the salted water. It was rather miraculous to my six year old brain that we could find what we often ate for salad, growing over boulders, in and around tumbling and churning creek water. I like the one featured in July 7, 2010 edition of the Star Advertiser. It's tasty and ... Pea & watercress soup. Please review the Comment Policy. Once the salt has dissolved, remove from heat and let the salted water solution cool to room temperature. I’m looking forward to preparing this wonderful recipe of fresh watercress soup soon. This post includes affiliate links. It's a very local Hawaii dish and one of my favorite ways to cook beef brisket. Eat and enjoy ^_^. First thing to do is rinse the brisket. Have you heard about Salt Beef Watercress Soup? There should be enough water to cover the brisket entire (add more water if not). Sorry, our subscription service is unavailable. Especially with one big bowl of rice! Thanks for the recipe. Sometimes I just double up on the watercress, just because it is soooo delicious. You can either stir the sour cream into the whole batch of soup, or serve a tablespoon in the center of each person's bowl. 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