Potato, Leek and Watercress Soup with Bay Scallops Recipe

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Potato, Leek and Watercress Soup with Bay Scallops
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  1. In a medium saucepan, cover 1/2 of the potatoes with cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and blanch until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and reserve.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and leeks and stir. Cover the pot and saute the onions and leeks until they are translucent, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Uncover, and add the raw potatoes, the bouquet garni, salt and pepper, chicken stock and cream, and stir. Bring the soup to a simmer over medium heat, uncovered. Simmer until the potatoes are soft, cooking for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Using a blender, puree the soup in batches. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper. Return the soup to the pot, add the blanched potatoes, and place over medium heat. When the soup begins to simmer, add the watercress and scallops, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring once. Ladle the soup into hot bowls and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 521.3 Kcal (2183 kJ)
Calories from fat 240.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.7g 41%
Cholesterol 148.56mg 50%
Sodium 1504.21mg 63%
Potassium 935.15mg 20%
Total Carbs 28.36g 9%
Sugars 7.47g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 5%
Protein 45.01g 90%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Calcium 87.6mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 99.88 Kcal (418 kJ)
Calories from fat 46.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.12g 41%
Cholesterol 28.46mg 50%
Sodium 288.19mg 63%
Potassium 179.16mg 20%
Total Carbs 5.43g 9%
Sugars 1.43g 30%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 5%
Protein 8.62g 90%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 15%
Iron 0.6mg 17%
Calcium 16.8mg 9%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.4
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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