Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Have I told you how much I love nettles? Moomin and I collected a big bagful from the field, and I think we may have overdone it a bit! My big saucepan was full and there was still a sink full to deal with.

I sweated a little onion and garlic in some butter

then added the nettles and a pint of vegetable stock.

Next came two small carrots and potatoes. The whole lot was brought to the boil and simmered for an hour. I can't show any photos of the finished soup, because we ate it all before I had a chance to take any.

Next I fried some more onion and garlic with some tomatoes and a couple of spoonfuls of Pataks sauce. I know it's cheating but Pataks are just so wonderfully authentic (and I'm not getting paid to say this!).

A couple of cups of lentils, a pint of stock and the remaining nettles. So that's tomorrow's supper sorted now :)


Danielle Barlow said...

Yum! I always use Pataks unless I'm 'entertaining' - it's just the best!

Pixiedust said...

That all looks really yummy. I've never tried nettles before, but when i'm out walking the woofers I often think about picking some to give it a try. (not dog pee height ones though lol :o) You have inspired me to try it. xxx Pixie xxx

Yarrow said...

I love nettles, Pixie, and it's good to use while I'm waiting for the spinach to come up. I'm almost desperate for my own fresh greens now!

Danielle, hubby cooks curries from scractch, but I just can't be bothered when there's a Pataks jar always on hand :)

Kim said...

I LOVE nettles! Hardly ever find any here, fresh anyway. I can buy them dryed, which is fine for my hair and all, but you can't eat 'em. Oh I am jealous. I am going to go make my indigo dyepot and be blue!