Wilted Watercress with Garlic and Nutmeg Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Vegetable oil3 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Watercress1 1⁄2 Pound, washed, drained (750 Gram)
 Mirin1 Tablespoon
 Tamari sauce/Soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Coarsely ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly grated nutmeg To Taste
 Basil leaves1⁄2 Ounce (Thai Or Oriental, 15 Gram)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 535 Calories from Fat 408

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.1%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2088 mg87%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g6.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.1%

Sugars 6.3 g

Protein 20 g39.5%

Vitamin A 449.3% Vitamin C 495%

Calcium 86.4% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the crushed garlic and cook gently for 30-60 seconds until it is soft but not brown.
2. Add the watercress, mirin and tamari or soy sauce and stir-fry over a high heat for 1-2 minutes or until just wilted.
3. Season the watercress with the pepper and add grated nutmeg to taste. Add the torn basil leaves, then remove the pan from the heat. Serve with cooked brown rice and extra soy sauce, if liked.