Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
A variation of a New Zealand recipe. This version uses a pork tenderloin. Traditional versions use pork bones or pork neck added to the broth. Use the doughboy recipe included here or use Butternut Dumplings (Doughboys). Other root vegies may be added also.
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 2 bunches watercress
- 1 large kumara, peeled and chopped (sweet potato)
- 1⁄2 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, in pea sized pieces
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup milk
- Add stock, water and pork to pot, bring to a boil then cover and simmer for an hour.
- Soak watercress in cold water for 10 minutes. (This removes bitterness) Squeeze out moisture and break into pieces. Set aside.
- Add kumara, onion, green onion and tomatoes to stock and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove pork and chop into pieces. Return meat to stock and boil for 5 minutes. Add salt and watercress and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile make the doughboys. Cut butter into dry ingredients until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in enough milk to make a stiff, slightly sticky dough.
- Drop either teaspoon or tablespoon sized amounts of the doughboy mixture into the the boiling pot, cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes. Don't lift lid while cooking. Larger doughboys will take a bit longer.
- Serve with a garnish of chopped cilantro.