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PostFri Mar 21, 2014 9:04 pm 
It's Nettle season here in Seattle already.
This year I made sure that I picked only the tops with as little stem as possible which made the prep of these greens super easy (no trimming, just soaking).

Tonight I made a basic pureed nettle soup with chicken stock, onion and potato. It needed some heavy cream which I didn't have so I used whole milk yogurt as a garnish. It worked.

Does anyone have other ways they like their nettles?

I might try a risotto with a batch that I didn't use in the soup next.

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PostSun Mar 23, 2014 8:05 am 
I only have enough to steam once or twice in the spring. A friend has tons. I should transplant some more to a compost pile somewhere. You can dry the leaves and add them to soups I guess. If you are blessed with a surplus... tongue.gif
Salsa? I found a recipe whizzing up chopped nettles, garlic, pamegiano, oil and nuts. I would try that, but probably throw in some lime juice too and some heat, that one sounds more like a pesto.
Still snowing up here, the poor nesslehn still buried in the woods. Enjoy your spring treat!

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PostSun Mar 23, 2014 8:50 am 
It nettles me that this thread has no pictures.

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PostSat Mar 10, 2018 12:09 pm 
Today brought the first bowl of stinging nettle soup into my life. The shoots with their tender leaves are just coming out of the ground and had a morning frost on them when picked today. Along with salmonberry pies I hope to add nettle soup onto the yearly traditions. Here is the recipe I used without the salt or cream. https://www.thespruce.com/stinging-nettles-soup-2217495

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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 7:41 am 
Thanks for the reminder!

I remember on the Napeequa trail schwacking bushels of them out of the way with my poles... and forgetting that I could have been picking a few to add to the evenings meal.

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PostThu Mar 29, 2018 6:11 pm 
Nettle pesto - really good.  Go for the tender tops.

Nettle Pesto Recipe

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PostFri Mar 22, 2019 6:13 am 
Just picked the tender tops for the soup I'll be making later on today. In addition to an onion and golden potatoes I will be adding two cloves of garlic to the recipe.

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PostSat Mar 23, 2019 9:35 pm 
Looking forward to some fresh nettles!

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PostMon Mar 25, 2019 5:08 pm 
I love a good nettles and spring oyster mushroom omelet

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PostMon Mar 25, 2019 8:18 pm 
touron wrote:
It nettles me that this thread has no pictures.

Wait.  What?   Touron?

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PostThu Apr 04, 2019 10:10 am 
https://www.wta.org/go-outside/trail-smarts/backcountry-kitchen/dinner-1/nettle-pesto-pasta

Nettles are one of my favorite things about Spring smile.gif It's picking season!

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 2:30 pm 
Made nettle soup today with shallot, celery, potato.  Finished with lemon juice and cashew sauce.  So good!  Pick soon if you haven't yet.

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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 8:50 am 
Second pot of the season is on simmer. ~0.5 lb of stinging nettle leaves, one diced onion, 1 lb potatoes, ~4 inches chopped leek, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp sea salt, two cloves minced garlic, and a couple dashes of fresh ground pepper. Four cups vegetable broth and two cups whole milk.  After simmering I purée it until there are just a few lumps of potato left to give it added texture.

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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 10:03 am 
We had a spinach and nettles frittata for breakfast this morning that was very tasty.

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PostSun Apr 05, 2020 8:19 pm 
not to get off the nettle subject but sheep sorrel and miners lettuce should also be available , however I am not sure if these plants can be found at lower elevations..

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