Location: western Washington, Snohomish county--zone 8b
posted 8 years ago
I made a cream soup with Stinging nettles today. it turned out really well.
I recomend Nettles, They taste Like a cross between Asparagus, spinach and celery. when you blanche the nettles they leave an amazing color green water!
I wonder if anyone has made any really good dishes with Nettles...Please do share.
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Nettles often go in soup here (and we make a big pot at least once a week..) I just used the first fresh nettles of the season yesterday - when they get bigger, I usually harvest a bunch to blanch and freeze in 1-cup containers. The frozen nettles get used for soup or a lazagna layer. If I'm eating them garlic sautee, fresh boiled is best - yumm!!
My family grew up with this soup. You can substitute the nettles for the spinach when the nettles are in season. (We have nettles here now! This is the perfect time of year to find young nettles and watercress starting.)