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February 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — caroschm @ 5:12 pm

Some more about heirloom vegetables …

I love nettle soup. It is really a spring detox soup, and it is delicious !

Try it without fear,…but you need to find clean young nettles, …not along a busy motorway for example…

Ingredients:

500g potatoes
young nettles
butter
Kub Or (maggi…you know what I mean)
salt & pepper
4 tablespoons sour cream…less or more

Method:

Cook the peeled, chopped potatoes for 10 mins in salted water. Drain.

Wash & chop coarsely the nettles (Only pick the new, young tops,using gloves!)

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the nettles and stew gently for a few minutes. Add the potatoes and heated stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.

When all is soft, cool slightly & purée in a blender, adding seasoning and the sour cream.

See the original recipe HERE :

http://www.nettles.org.uk/nettles/activities/nettlesoup.asp

Other heirloom vegetables

RUTABAGA (cultivated in parks and eaten during the Second World War indoor Paris)

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES (TOPINAMBOURS)

Barbentane’s eggplants (or aubergines)

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13 Responses to “”

  1. thalounette Says:

    Are you making your own nettle soup?
    ‘Kub Or (maggi…you know what I mean)’ is ‘stock cube’ Caro 🙂
    Thank you for the pictures by the way!

  2. agathe02 Says:

    I’m a great fan of soups, but had never heard about nettle soup! it must be weird psychologically to eat it… Must be quite…”stinging” and “piquant”? Is it successful with kids? 😛

  3. Romain Says:

    You better stop with your recipes. I’m hungry because of you. Naughty girl but I forgive you. I want my red muffins. Thalie is the ice on the cake.

    We love U Talhounette and your cook. Go on, I want to know the next articles.

  4. A nettle soup is very surprising ! I didn’t know that. There are a lot of nettles in my garden and I’ll try this recipe.
    I would like to make my contribution to this recipe and I fortunately have, in my pictures collection, an accessory which could complete the recipe. I’ll post it.

  5. aventa Says:

    When i was a child my cousin have bring me and my sister on a kind of wood to pick nettlles to do a soup. But this day i was wearing a shorts and a T-shirt.
    From this day i don’t wanna hear “neettles soup” i have been traumatized !! 🙂 During 2 days i was covered of nettles spots !

    But i looks appetizing !

  6. thalounette Says:

    I especially know the pinprick of stinging nettles…


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