Cream of Watercress Soup with Pan-Seared Scallops Recipe

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Cream of Watercress Soup with Pan-Seared Scallops
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  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leeks and potatoes; sauté until leeks are tender, about 4 minutes. Add chicken broth. Bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chopped watercress. Cover; let stand until watercress wilts, about 5 minutes.
  2. Working in batches, puree soup in blender. Return soup to saucepan. Whisk in sour cream. Thin soup with milk to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and refrigerate.) Stir soup over low heat just until heated through (do not boil).
  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter with oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops to skillet and cook until golden brown and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper.
  4. Ladle soup into bowls. Place 1 scallop atop soup in each bowl. Garnish with watercress sprigs and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 453.21 Kcal (1897 kJ)
Calories from fat 372.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.43g 64%
Cholesterol 104.82mg 35%
Sodium 386.44mg 16%
Potassium 401.82mg 9%
Total Carbs 17.15g 6%
Sugars 3.71g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 7%
Protein 5.29g 11%
Vitamin C 13.7mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 15%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 112.4mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 140.06 Kcal (586 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 64%
Cholesterol 32.39mg 35%
Sodium 119.43mg 16%
Potassium 124.18mg 9%
Total Carbs 5.3g 6%
Sugars 1.15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 7%
Protein 1.63g 11%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 15%
Iron 0.4mg 8%
Calcium 34.7mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.1
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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