|Watercress Soup with Shrimp |
In a small Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and sauté until it is translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Do not let it turn brown.
Add the watercress, stirring until it is wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and potatoes. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes.
When the soup has cooled slightly, transfer to a blender and purée until it is creamy and smooth, about 30 seconds. (Do this in 2 batches.)
Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Pour it into a container and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours. Halve the shrimp lengthwise. Ladle the soup into individual bowls. Check and adjust the seasoning as needed. Arrange 4 shrimp halves on the surface of each serving of soup. Serve immediately.
|Nutritional Information: |
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 152 calories, 3 g. total fat (2 g. saturated fat), 25 g. carbohydrate, 7 g. protein, 2 g. dietary fiber, 609 mg. sodium.