Nettle Recipes

Truffle Creamed Spinach/Nettles

  Truffle Creamed Spinach and/or Stinging Nettles Proper creamed spinach is a wonderful thing…make it with nettles and you’ve got something even more special. Either way, adding fresh black truffles takes it over the top into fine dining territory. We
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How to Prep Nettles

Stinging nettles are really delicious, but before consuming it is important to take out the sting.  The key to neutralizing the stinging agent is to use moist heat (either blanching or steaming) to lightly cook them before touching or consuming them.  Once
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Nettle, Sausage & White Bean Soup

Nettle, Sausage & White Bean Soup This clear, comforting soup is filled with goodies for your spoon to find. Chunks of parmigiano rind (yes, it’s edible!), fregola sarda (a toasted Italian couscous), Italian sausage, and diced nettles are all in
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How to Preserve Nettles

Fresh stinging nettles are only in season in the spring, which means that if you want to enjoy them and their nutritional benefits year round you need to preserve them.  Much of the below is inspired by a recent foraging trip led
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Uses for Nettle Blanching Water

While you have to briefly blanch stinging nettles before eating them in order to remove their sting, you’re not washing their acid into the blanching water.  Instead you’ve actually disarming it completely.  After the blanch both the nettle leaves and the
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Sauteed Nettles

Sauteed Nettles This dish isn’t especially fancy, but it is very tasty, and a super healthy side dish. It just feels good to eat. Ingredients: 3 Cups Stinging Nettles, blanched & chopped (How to Prep Stinging Nettles) 1 tsp Garlic,
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Nettle Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Nettle Pesto Scrambled Eggs This is a great way to make use of leftover nettle pesto, either after you’ve had it for dinner or thawed from your freezer. Beyond bringing extra nutrition, color and flavor to your breakfast, you can
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Rack of Lamb w/ Morel Compote & Nettle Puree

Thyme Perfumed Grilled Rack of Lamb, Compote of Morel Mushrooms and Vidalia Onions, Grits Cakes, Nettle Purée This dish is an excellent main course to serve at an elegant dinner party in the spring. There are several different components here,
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Stinging Nettle Pesto

Stinging Nettle Pesto When my wife tells me something is particularly healthy for her (nettles are apparently very healthy for women), you know that I am going to cook it for her … especially when it tastes this good. She
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Nettle Tea

I’ve drunk nettle tea (made from both fresh and dried nettles) many times before. And, a couple of friends who are naturopaths proclaim the nutritional benefits of nettle tea. When naturopathic doctors agree that something is good for me, I
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Nettle & Morel Gratin

Nettle & Morel Gratin This gratin is so delicious you won’t miss the potatoes, which have been replaced by healthier (and more interesting) stinging nettles and morel mushrooms. If you don’t have nettles on hand, don’t worry, you can always
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Nettle Risotto

Nettle Risotto with Sheep’s Cheese and Preserved Lemon Melted sheep’s milk feta and whipped cream make this risotto exceptionally creamy and luxurious, with the brightness of the preserved lemon and fresh green flavor of the nettles providing balance. If you
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