Saturday, 28 February 2015

Day 12

Nettle Soup

Just a few weeks until we'll foraging nettles for soup. I've got a recipe for a nettle cordial but I won't share that as I haven't tried it yet. This is a very rich and tasty nettle soup. Dark green and chock-full of iron. I make it in several batches and then freeze in ice-cream tubs.

Ingredients

1/2 carrier bag of nettles (tops or young leaves)
2 onions (finely sliced)
1 large carrot (sliced)
1 stick celery (sliced)
1 litre of stock
3 rice cakes (broken into bits)
Salt and pepper

Method

1. Pick over the nettles and wash thoroughly.

2. Melt some butter in a large pan and sweat the onion, carrot and celery until soft.

3. Add the stock and seasoning then pile in the nettles.

4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Add the rice cakes bit and then liquidise.

6. Slowly re-heat. You can add some cream when serving up.

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