Nettles for Thursday


nettlesThursday is Thor’s Day, and according to 777, Thor corresponds to nettles. While nettles don’t sound like a terribly pleasant base for a recipe, there are actually a number of ways to enjoy them. You simply need to be careful about handling nettles before they are cooked.

Risotto with Nettles

  • 6 oz nettles, stems removed
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 cup Arborio, vialone nano or carnaroli rice
  • ¾ cup dry white wine, preferable Sauvignon Blanc
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter

To remove the stems from the nettles, be sure to use latex gloves.

Read full instructions at Joanne Weir’s blog.



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