Thursday, September 30, 2010

Watercress soup (and Naan)

Watercress and pork rib soup - delicious with some buttered crusty loaf, or in my case, naan!

Give me a pot of watercress soup and I can probably finish it all, slowly but surely. I thought I had made a big pot of it for dinner, but it went down so easily that we finished the entire thing. I knew that bunch of watercress was deceptively huge once I unbundled it, but shrank tremendously after simmering on the stove for a few hours.

I love this soup. It's delicious, highly nutricious and so simple to prepare. All you need are pork ribs and watercress (a big bunch of it), and slowly simmer them on low heat for a few hours (I had it on for 4 hours). Well, depending on how soft you want the watercress to be, you might want to add them later instead. Then, just season with salt and pepper. If necessary, add some chicken stock if there isn't enough sweetness from the pork. And that's it! All ready! The pork ribs can be eaten with some cut red chilli and soy sauce. And the soup goes well with some buttered crusty loaf. We had our soup with some leftover naan that we heated up in the oven, and it was truly yummy!