One of my favourite ingredients is watercress. It is amazingly healthy, it contains iron, calcium, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C and lots of other nutrients too. The Victorians used to eat Watercress sandwiches to provide their diet with vitamin C and if you want to find out exactly how good watercress is for you check out this website – watercress.co.uk

Watercress is an easy ingredient to use. I like to eat watercress just by itself as a salad, to wilt it into pasta sauces or to make a yummy sauce to go with grilled fish or chicken. Here’s my recipe for you:

Watercress Sauce
1 salad pack Watercress
250ml Single Cream/Creme Fraiche
50ml white wine


  1. Blanche watercress in boiling water for 1 min, then transfer to a bowl of cold water with ice cubes.
  2. After 2/3 mins drain watercress into a tall jug, pour in the cream and wine.
  3. Use a hand food blender to blitz all the ingredients together.
  4. Heat the sauce in a saucepan on a low temperature.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Drizzle over fish or chicken.

Please leave feedback on this recipe and for everything you could possibly want to know about watercress visit – www.watercress.co.uk

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One Response to Watercress

  1. Judi Stevenson says:

    Yes, Vicky, I agree with you – watercress is very yummy.
    By the way, I hope you have a good time at the cottage – enjoy!
    Love and kisses, J xoxoxox

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