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Creamy Watercress Soup

with Quail Egg and Walnut Oil
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Creamy Watercress Soup

Creamy Watercress Soup - A velvety vegetarian delight to warm you on those chilly winter nights

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Health Score:
6,6 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
Calories:
106
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Watercress is rich in vitamin C, contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and E as well as a lot of calcium and the trace elements iron and iodine. It is therefore not surprising that it was already recognised as a panacea in ancient times and was used in monastic medicine later in the Middle Ages. Today it is often used in springtime cures, as it has a blood cleansing effect and gives new power.

If you don't get quail eggs or don't want to use them, just boil two smaller chicken eggs hard for the topping.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie106 kcal(5 %)
Protein2 g(2 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates4 g(3 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate10 μg(3 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin2.7 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C4 mg(4 %)
Potassium51 mg(1 %)
Calcium23 mg(2 %)
Magnesium8 mg(3 %)
Iron0.5 mg(3 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.2 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.8 g
Uric acid5 mg
Cholesterol48 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
2 shallots
30 grams butter
40 grams Pastry flour
500 milliliters Vegetable broth
4 Quail egg
100 milliliters Soy creamer
120 grams Watercress
salt
peppers
2 tablespoons Walnut oil
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Egg piercer, 1 Ladle, 1 Whisk

Preparation steps

1.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 1

Peel shallots and chop finely.

2.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 2

Melt butter in a heavy pot and sauté the chopped shallots for about 1 minute until translucent. Stir in the flour and cook for another 30 seconds.

3.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 3

Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil while stirring. Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 4

Meanwhile, pierce the quail eggs and cook in boiling water until hard cooked, about 4 minutes.

5.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 5

Remove eggs from boiling water, rinse with cold water and peel. Halve the eggs and separate whites from yolks.

6.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 6

Press yolks through a fine-mesh sieve, then finely chop. Allow to cool briefly.

7.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 7

Add soy creamer to soup and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Pour the soup through a fine-mesh sieve and into another pot.

8.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 8

While the soup is simmering, remove the lower third of the watercress stems.

9.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 9

Rinse watercress, drain well and coarsely chop.

10.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 10

Add watercress to soup and blend with a hand mixer or an immersion blender. Bring soup to another brief boil, then season with salt and pepper.

11.
Creamy Watercress Soup preparation step 11

Pour soup into 8 individual preheated bowls and sprinkle with chopped eggs and a splash of walnut oil. Serve immediately.