Nettle recipes and useful cooking tips
What you should know about the preparation of nettle and which are the fastest recipes in which you can include this Superfood! Read our tips and watch some nettle recipes.
The stinging nettle is a herb that is widely used in the spring season cuisine. It detoxifies and tones the body. To prepare for teas, tinctures and potions.
In the kitchen, the nettle can easily replace the so famous and recently “more modern” spinach. But you should handle them carefully, for if it is fresh, you can get burned. Grasp the nettle with hands. Take the cooking tongs or gloves.
Tips to prepare for cooking
To prepare the nettle to cooking, enter them in boiling water. The stinging nettle is cooked in a few minutes and you can touch them with bare hands. After you have removed it from the boiling water, you can shock them in a bowl with ice cubes or let dry the nettle on kitchen paper.
If you want to freeze them, we advise you to remove the water, not all of them. This helps the plant to keep her Juiciness.
Nettle recipes – a welcome
One of the most famous dishes with stinging nettle is perhaps the nettle soup. A good choice for light and delicious lunch that will provide you with many vitamins in this changeable weather. The nettle soup with potatoes is recipe that we offer. You need to be bypassed, to create a tasty cream soup.
250 g nettle
1 small onion
400 gr potatoes
20 g butter
Salt to taste
6 tea cups vegetable broth
Sour cream for serving (can be replaced with yogurt)
Note: For this recipe you can use fresh nettle that you should necessarily wash under running water with gloves or cooked as we have described above in the article.
1. Peel the onion and cut them roughly. FRY butter in approx. 1 SL. Lassen Sie sie auf dem Herd für ungefähr 2 Minuten.
2. Add the sliced potatoes and the vegetable broth and cook them.
3. after 15 minutes, add the nettle. If it is raw, let Cook 10 minutes longer.
4. Add the remaining butter and spices and puree.
5. serve the soup with a spoon of sour cream or yogurt and bread balls.
Stinging nettle recipe – tasty pesto
We’ve all heard before Basil – and even parsley pesto. With nettle, you can prepare just as a tasty pesto, which is ideal as a pasta sauce.
250 g boiled nettle
3 garlic cloves
50 g pine nuts
Olive oil to taste
1/2 lemon juice
2 SL grated Parmesan cheese (on request)
1. make sure that the nettle contains no excess water. If it is necessary to drain for 30 minutes, before you start with the preparation of pesto.
2. in a blender, add the pine nuts and garlic and pass.
3. then stir well the nettle and happen very fine. Add the spices and olive oil and stir.
4. at the end, add the Parmesan cheese.
Taste the Pesto with pasta or simply on a slice of bread lubricated.
Recipe for spring Frittata with nettle
The Frittata is an Italian dish with eggs, which is very reminiscent of a casserole. We offer you a “modern” spring Frittata with Brennnesel.
1 cup washed and boiled nettle
1 medium-sized tomato
2 stems chives
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 tea cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 SL olive oil
Note: For this recipe, it is best to use a pan with a heat-resistant handle, to even for a few minutes in the oven inside.
1. in some olive oil you fry the chives, garlic and tomatoes. Add the nettle and leave over a moderate heat for a few minutes on the stove by constantly stir.
2. in a separate bowl, mix the eggs with the milk well.
3. Add the eggs to the vegetables and FRY something.
4. so that the Frittata is completely finished, you put the pan for another 10 minutes in the preheated oven (on 180 °).
5. desire can to the vegetables add a bit of bacon or Prosciutto (bacon), before you pour over the egg mixture.
We want recipes show you some nettle below in our gallery as a small stimulus. However, you should find yourself the exact recipe. Stay healthy and enjoy it…
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