This potato salad has a contrast of textures and flavours. The leeks, when roasted, are delicate and soft, working perfectly with the crunchiness of the chickpeas. Both the fresh and crisp fennel and watercress, cut through the buttery potato, and the roasted garlic and lemon dressing adds just the right amount of kick.
This Watercress and Pork Rib Soup is a good springtime soup that tastes fresh, clean and delicious. A nutritious, popular, easy soup to make and good for every one.
Watercress is prized in Asian cuisine for its peppery flavour and in this dish stands up to the sweet spiciness of the mussels in a coconut-laced red curry sauce. If you can find it in your market, use Thai basil for the garnish — it adds a unique sweet anise flavour that will make the dish taste all the more authentic.