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Watercress

  • Recipe

    Pork Chops with Watercress Mashed Potatoes

    The briny bite of the green peppercorns is essential to this sauce and pairs wonderfully with the rich flavors and textures of the dish. If you don’t have them on…

  • Recipe

    Pan-Seared Sea Scallop Salad with Grapefruit and Fennel

    Scallops add welcome richness to a brightly flavored main-course salad.

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    Ume-Scallion Dressing

    This bright green sauce gets intense flavor from peppery watercress and briny umeboshi vinegar. Try drizzling it on a cold soup, like the Classic Vichyssoise shown here, or toss with…

  • Recipe

    Thai Watercress and Steak Salad

    A bright, tangy, fruity Thai dressing enhances the peppery bite of raw watercress. If you happen to have some leftover grilled steak, feel free to substitute it here.

  • Recipe

    Warm Potato and Watercress Salad

    Tender roasted fingerling potatoes pair harmoniously with wilted watercress in this simple salad. Be sure to toss the watercress and vinaigrette with the potatoes as soon as they come out…

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    Chicken, Shiitake, and Watercress Stir-Fry

    This stir-fry gets deep complexity from Chinese fermented chile-bean sauce, also called toban djan, which can be found in the Asian section of well-stocked supermarkets. The dish comes together in…

  • Recipe

    Spicy Udon Noodles with Wilted Watercress

    Watercress curls and twirls along with the noodles in this full-flavored dish. The cooling cucumbers balance the hot sambal oelek in the sauce for a pleasant tingle.

  • Recipe

    Spring Tonic

    Watercress’s bracing vibrancy makes it an invigorating addition to green juice, especially when paired with a tart apple. A sweeter apple will make a more mellow juice. If you don’t…

  • Recipe

    Green Cabbage-Apple-Fennel Salad

    This monochromatic salad is stunning in its simplicity. The crisp texture and lemony punch make it a perfect partner for braised meats or grilled pork. Use a mandoline to shave…

  • Recipe

    Pear and Watercress Salad with Cashews and Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette

    Toasted sesame oil and soy sauce add a subtle Asian note to the dressing in this autumn salad.

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