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.
- 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)
- Boil water in a sauce pan and at the same time, heat frying pan and fry your vegetables for couple of minutes in oil.
- When water boils, add vegetables, and bouillon cube. Let it boild for 5 minutes or so.
- Add Stinging nettles and spices and let boil another 5 minutes.
- Process the soup on a blender or food processor.
- Pour the soup back to sauce pan and heat it.
- Mix maizena with cold water and slowly mix in the maizena-water.
- When the soup boils, it is ready.