If you are anaemic, want to be healthy or lose weight, this is the recipe for you. It’s so tasty that James and I have been known to fight over the final helping.
2 bags or bunches of watercress
1 medium onion
2 chicken stock cubes
2 oz butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 pint milk
optional cream to garnish
Chop the onion and sweat with 1 oz butter for 10 minutes
Roughly chop the watercress, then add it to the pan and sweat for 5 minutes
Turn the heat up a little and add the flour and remaining butter. Stir constantly.
Make up and add 1 pint of hot chicken stock up using the 2 stock cubes. Continue to stir.
Boil the milk and add slowly.
Simmer for 20 – 25 minutes.
Allow to cool then liquidize.
If you wish, add a swirl of cream to serve.