Green Nettle & Wild Garlic Soup

With hogweed and three cornered Leeks

from @northwestnosh

Green nettle and garlic soup – recipe ?this is nettle and wild garlic, but it’s a great way to use up any greens you have. Bar the onion/carrot you can freestyle this to use up whatever you’ve got.

Makes about 4 potions, 45 mins.

Wear gloves if you’re using nettles!! If you don’t have potatoes, use rice or stale bread to thicken.

Ingredients and Method

  • Dice a white onion, a large carrot and a stick of celery.
  • Sweat in a knob of butter in a large pan with two bay leaves
  • once soft add two large white potatoes, diced, don’t bother peeling
  • then add any greens you have – this has nettles, hogweed, wild garlic, three cornered leek and broccoli, but add whatever you’ve got. Fill the pot if you can
  • Pour over 1 litre of boiling stock – chicken or veg. Cubes or stock pots are fine
  • bring to the boil and then simmer with the lid on until the potatoes are soft
  • fish the bay leaves out, taste and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to your liking
  • leave it to cool a little, then blend with a stick or in a jug – I like mine super smooth, but whatever goes for you
  • serve with creme fraishe, sharp cheddar or blue cheese if you like (they go very well).
from @northwestnosh

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