Today I tried something differend and I would say this dish is very Finnish. The taste reminds very much the taste of spinach, but I must say, stinging nettles are a way much more cheaper than spinach 😉 Even easier to get, as I had only walk 200m from my apartment and I spent some 5 minutes to collect enough for todays soup.

Loosely based of this recipe.

Stinging Nettle Soup
  • 2 l water
  • 0,5 dl fresh stinging nettles, chopped to small
  • 2 carrots in small cubes
  • 2 potatoes in small cubes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 shallot onions, chopped
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • Some oil for frying
  • spices (I used marjoram, white pepper and salt)
  • 2 tbsp maizena (maybe even 3-4 tbsp)
  1. Boil water in a sauce pan and at the same time, heat frying pan and fry your vegetables for couple of minutes in oil.
  2. When water boils, add vegetables, and bouillon cube. Let it boild for 5 minutes or so.
  3. Add Stinging nettles and spices and let boil another 5 minutes.
  4. Process the soup on a blender or food processor.
  5. Pour the soup back to sauce pan and heat it.
  6. Mix maizena with cold water and slowly mix in the maizena-water.
  7. When the soup boils, it is ready.




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