Last week we had our first meal from our smallholding, nettle soup! It's going to be a while until our veg is ready to eat so I thought a foraged meal would be a better place to start.
Unfortunately, finding the nettles was far too easy.
|Collecting your nettle in a old Waitrose bag makes them feel posher|
The recipe i used goes as follows:
One carrier bag of nettles,
Two garlic cloves,
1200ml of stock
salt and pepper
|Adding them to the saucepan in batches as they soon wilt down|
Fried the onion in a little oil till softened, then added the diced potato and garlic. fry these for 5 minutes before adding the stock and the nettles (well washed).
|Wilted down nettles|
Leave this to cook for 20 minutes then blend it together
|Nice, cheap tea|
Although the soup was nice it did taste a little like it was missing something, maybe some herbs and spices would have improved it - anyone with any suggestions?