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Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Recipe - Nettle Soup

Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Editor's Note: This has got to be one of my favorite foods of all time. Nettle soup is sublimely delicious, a great tonic when you're feeling ill, and except for the harvesting, easy to prepare. Nettle does not sting when cooked. -Corin

Chop the onion and sauté in butter until it's translucent and golden brown.

Puree Nettle leaves in six cups of water and add to pot.

Puree cashews with a cup of water and add to pot along with beer, nutmeg, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.

Simmer for 20 minutes, adjust seasoning, and serve Nettle Soup hot.

Variations: add cooked potatoes, use roasted cashews instead of raw cashews, replace cashews with a cup of sour cream