This peppery collection of summer garden ingredients is all you’ll need to serve alongside chargrilled meat or fish
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To serve this side salad as a starter, pile the salad onto a plate and serve each portion with a halved soft-boiled egg latticed with finely sliced anchovy.
The peppery flavour and soft leaf and stem make it far superior to rocket. It doesn’t keep very well and is best eaten within a few days of buying. If you are picking it wild, make sure it’s growing in clean flowing water. Watercress will absorb impurities, so don’t use any that has been sitting in stagnant water.