I’ve been patiently watching my stinging nettles grow. Today they’re finally getting the chop, with the secateurs & a good pair of gloves-you only make that mistake once! Time for some stinging nettle, inspiration. How exciting!
A friend is over, “Are you crazy eating them.” Well, actually no I’m not! Stinging nettles are super nutritious; with hi protein, vitamins & minerals to boot. Generally you could apply similar cooking techniques to the nettles, as you would for spinach. (Soup, fritatta, pasta, ravioli, etc) As for a recipe, it’s more a case of a bit of this & that, until nicely balanced. The final result is a stunningly clean, delicate, slightly grassy flavoured risotto that perfectly matches our accompanying glass of Sauvignon Blanc. It’s truly stunning & worth every effort!
Tomorrow I have plans to sauté zucchini, onion, cherry tomatoes, olive oil & toss in stinging nettles, just before serving. Stinging nettles lose their sting once heated or processed-PLEASE DON’T EAT THEM FRESH!
Got them growing at home, give them a try & reap the nutritional benefits…