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Thursday, May 21, 2009

In popular demand: Cream of Nettle Soup

Delicious Cream of Nettle Soup
1 pound of nettle leaves
2 Tbsps oil or butter
1 minced onion
4 tsps chopped chives
3 Tbsps flour
2 cups hot chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup water
2 tsps salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 cup cream

Heat oil or melt butter in soup pot. Sauté onion until soft. Add chives and flour and stir until blended. Slowly stir in stock, beating with wooden spoon until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, except cream, and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add cream and heat to just boiling. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Rub soup through a sieve into heated tureen. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.


  1. This truly is delicious. I made it for company with the first nettle offerings and there were rave reviews!

  2. This is really quite lovely. Very light and tasty, and so simple and quick to make. I haven't been disappointed with one recipe I've tried thus far. Keep them coming Patricia! I've even forwarded some of them on to a friend living overseas.


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