08 April 2015
Delicious Nettle Recipe
The first stinging nettles are starting to pop up! A renowned wild food delicacy, their sting is neutralized by cooking (wear gloves when harvesting!). Here is Corinna's favorite way to bring nettles into her kitchen...
Rich Russian Nettle Tonic
from Healing Wise by Susun Weed
4 cups stinging nettle tops
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup sour cream
salt to taste
Cook fresh nettles in water, well covered, 10-15 minutes, until tender.
For sauce: Drain well, then blend, or run through a food processor with garlic and sour cream (or yogurt). Serve immediately over rice, noodles, toast or vegetables.
For soups: Blend nettles, cooking water, garlic and sour cream. Reheat gently.
Preparation time: This is a quick dish, taking only 20-25 minutes, so you can spend your time in the nettle patch instead of the kitchen. Though lush and rich, this tonic gives you get-up-and-go.