Do not miss the moment when the light of young nettles. It is still tender and very useful when used in food.
To collect her better before flowering.
During the lean war years, Nettle, along with spinach and quinoa everywhere were used in food , helping people survive, and intelligent mistress I only learned to cook: soups, 2nd cuisine, and even pancakes.
based on the beliefs of science:
Why do WE EAT NETTLES ? Medical Features:
Nettle is a valuable multivitamin plant, typical natural concentrates of vitamins. Ascorbic acid in her twice more than in the fruits of dark currant and lemon, the carotene content is higher than in the berries of sea buckthorn, carrot and sorrel, and only 20 pieces of nettle provide your body with a daily allowance of vitamin A. in Addition, nettle is rich in vitamins K, E and trace elements: in the midst of which iron, magnesium, copper, calcium and other
The nettle contains silicon, flavonoids, volatile, and organic acids, which nettle has restorative qualities: it increases the body’s resistance to many microbes, toxins, harmful effects of radiation, secures immunity, also provides the highest degree of protection of the body from oxygen deficiency.
Improving overall flow of all energy processes, nettle has a stimulating effect on carbohydrate and protein metabolism, because it so often advise when you have acquired the disease, which considerably decreases the overall resistance of the organism.
Vitamin C nourishes the nettle massive hemostatic properties. Vitamin K increases blood clotting and has antibacterially action that allows you to use nettle as a wound healing agent for external adoption and internal uterine, pulmonary, renal, digestive and other internal bleeding.
Nettle leaves contain chlorophyll in its pure form, without admixture of other pigments. Chlorophyll has strong stimulating and tonic effect on the body, improves metabolism, increases the tone of the gastrointestinal tract, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory centre also promotes the healing of damaged tissues.
THAT CAN BE MADE FROM NETTLE
Many different dishes This 1st serves, i.e soups, 2nd, salads and cakes, cereals and sauces, burgers, tea and juice.
Fundamentally, only to realize that young nettles still occasionally used as a main component of the recipe, more like an addition to taste. For example, as the greens. Because it can be put to many everyday dishes that you normally prepare, giving them a new taste and making it useful.
HOW TO COOK THE NETTLES
So young nettle did not lose their own desired settings you want to expose as little of its heat treatment.
The maximum nettle need to cook for at least 3 minutes. Even when scalding boiling water it is no longer sting and it can be chopped for use in salads or other dishes. If you want to save as much vitamin a, then the nettle is better for smaller hands or glinianym with a knife.
In soups, 2nd meals and cereals young nettles add at the end of cooking.
To comply with these rules will not work exclusively in pies and burgers.
Brewing the leaves of young nettle received the tea lover.
The juice of the nettle leaves are used for healing and cosmetic purposes or for drinks in order to get a young nettles are soaked in nezapyatannoy water for several hours, and later well, Marla press.
HOW to COLLECT AND Provide the NETTLES.
To collect the required young nettles since April, in the pure forest, far from roads, landfills, burial sites and industrial companies.
Use young tender leaves and upper stems. Take healthy green part. In order not to burn yourself, use gloves.
For the future Young NETTLES CAN be DRY, PICKLE Or FREEZE :
Drying should in the shade, the shelf life of dried nettle is not more than 2 years.
For pickling young nettles well washed and finely cut, 1 kg is taken from 50 to 100 grams of salt, this is where the 2-4 tablespoons. Chopped nettles perfectly mixed with salt, tightly put in glass jars and close ordinary reusable lids. Be stored in the cold, for example in the fridge or cellar up to 1 month.
For freezing, young nettle is also excellent wash, dry, placed in plastic bags or plastic containers of mayonnaise and retractable for storage in the freezer.
SEVERAL RECIPES OF Young NETTLE:
The most famous soup that can be prepared with nettles is, of course,
Useful: young nettles, 1 egg, carrot, onion and/or green, potatoes, salt.
Nettle pour over boiling water and chop.
At first in boiling water or (soup with meat) put diced potatoes, after 10 minutes add the onion, carrot, through another 5 min — nettles, salt and put in the soup whipped egg with a fork, vigorously stirring with all of this soup, boil the soup for another 3 minutes and serve with sour cream.
SOUP " VITAMIN" NETTLE (with cheese)
in 2 liters of water:
2-3 pcs. medium potatoes
200 gr Adyghe cheese
a bunch of young nettle
30 gr butter
approximately 1 large tablespoon salt
spices: black pepper to taste 2 Bay leaves
Boil water and add the chopped potatoes.
Remove the foam , add the chopped malchance diced carrots, Bay leaf and butter.
Nettle rinse and remove thick stems, if any. Cut it is not very finely. That nettle was not galils, you can pour over it boiling water, but it is better not to do it in order to retain more vitamins, and cut her rubber gloves.
Adyghe cheese (paneer) cut into cubes.
When the vegetables in the pan will become soft and will be easy to pierce with a knife (after 10 minutes), add the cheese, nettles, and salt. Let simmer for another 5 minutes and turn off.
Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve with sour cream.
That’s all nettle soup is very rapidly prepared and published a savory and hearty. At the end of manufacture, by the way, you can add the sorrel will be tastier and healthier.
OATMEAL PANCAKES WITH NETTLE AND QUINOA
in Hercules pour a little boiling water and positioning, to swell.
at this time, young nettle, quinoa and green feathers garlic wash and chop .
in our tasteless mass , add the chopped herbs, salt, one egg and spoon Rast. oil.
heated with Rastaman the pan, put the spoon our pancakes. fry with 2 of Toronto Golden brown. serve with milk )
COTTAGE CHEESE WITH NETTLES
RUB through a sieve of 200 g cottage cheese, mix cottage cheese with a glass of finely chopped leaves of a nettle. Add 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic, 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon mustard.
JUST SALAD NETTLE:
Useful: nettle young, green onion, dill, parsley, vegetable oil, pepper, salt.
Nettle leaves as it should be washed and scalded with boiling water, chopped, combine with finely chopped dill, parsley and green onions, salt and pepper and fill with oil.
SALAD NETTLE WITH Nuts AND GARLIC
Will need: 500 g of nettle leaves, 50 g of parsley and dill, 4 cloves of garlic, 1-2 cores walnut nut, 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt.
Wash the nettles and drop into salted boiling water, boil 3-4 min, with a slotted spoon to get, discard in a colander, slightly mash, put into the bowl. Mix the oil with crushed garlic and salt, put the mixture to the nettle together with chopped dill and parsley, also pounded the nuts, sprinkle with lemon juice.
SALAD NETTLE WITH WALNUTS AND ONIONS
Washed nettle leaves dipped in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, throw in a sieve, chop with a knife, put in a salad bowl, cut greenish onion and combine with nettle. Crushed walnut kernels diluted in 0, 25 cups of decoction of nettles, add the vinegar, stir and purchased consistency to fill the nettles in the salad bowl. Sprinkle with finely chopped greens.
Young nettle — 800 grams, onion greenish — 120 g parsley — 80 g, nuts walnut-trimmed — 100 g, herbs, salt to taste.
SALAD NETTLE WITH Egg
Nettle leaves dipped in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, throw in a sieve. Then chop, season with vinegar, top, lay the slices of boiled eggs, pour over the cream.
Young nettle — 600 grams egg — 4 pieces, sour cream — 80g, vinegar, salt to taste.
For you be useful to 100 g of salt, 5 kg nettle, 2 g cumin, 150 g of apples, 150 g carrots, Bay leaf, fragrant pepper and 50 g cranberries or blueberries.
Wash the young shoots of nettles and put in an enamel bowl, together with apples, carrots, cranberries or cranberry sauce, Bay leaf, cumin, salt and pepper. Then put the yoke. After 2 weeks nettles can be used in the soup for seasoning fish and meat dishes.
PATTIES NETTLE WITH MILLET:
Take 20 grams of fat, 100 grams of nettle, 200 g millet porridge, salt to taste. Before making nettle scald, chop, boil in boiling water 3 minutes, drop in a sieve, chop, stir with a thick millet porridge form into patties and bake in form, previously greased.
NETTLE BUTTER SANDWICH
Take 2 tablespoons of nettle leaves and finely chop or mince, and then stir with a 100 gr soft butter. Add a little grated horseradish to your own taste, and you will receive «green butter for buttering the slices of bread.
* SALAD WITH PLANTAIN AND NETTLE WITH ONIONS
Plantain and nettle lower for 1 minute in boiling water, throw in a sieve, chop and add chopped onion and horseradish. Season with salt and dill, and sprinkle with chopped eggs, pour over the cream.
Young leaves of plantain — 250 g, nettle — 200 g onions — 250 g, horseradish — 100 g egg — 2 pieces, sour cream — 80g, vinegar, salt to taste.
* THE JUICE OF THE NETTLE
Young nettle shoots wash and pass through the juicer. Marc pour boiled water, mince and squeeze again. The juices of the first and second pomace stir, pour into scalded 0,5 liter jars and pasteurized at a temperature of 65-70°C. the Cans of juice to store in a cool place.
These juices are used for making various seasonings, sauces and drinks.
* MOLDOVAN SOUP WITH NETTLE
Cooked young nettle leaves to wash mince.
In boiling water to send rice, cook for 10 minutes , add diced potatoes, roasted roots, onions. tomato puree, salt , add the sorrel leaves for 3 minutes until tender, add to the soup cooked a lot of nettle, to boil.
Serve with sour cream and cool the testicles.
* SOUP FROM NETTLES (Bulgarian cuisine)
Young nettle shoots boil, RUB through a sieve. Flour, fry in butter, dilute with a decoction of nettles, mix with mashed potatoes, add salt and cook for 5 minutes. When you serve the soup put butter.
250, nettle — 3 tablespoons flour, 3 tablespoons of butter.
* DUMPLINGS FROM NETTLES.(Caucasian cuisine)
Young nettle leaves, wash and finely chop. Onions fry in melted butter, mix with cooked nettles and salt. Knead the dough, roll it, make nettle dumplings with minced meat and cook them in salted water. Before serving, fill with sour cream and finely chopped herbs.
300, nettle — 260, wheat flour, 2 eggs, 30 g onion, 20 g of melted butter, pepper, salt to taste.
* The inside FOR PIES NETTLE
Young nettle shoots to douse with boiling water, drain the water and chop the nettles and mix with cooked rice. Add chopped eggs, salt, add melted butter.
1 kg nettle — 100 g of rice, 5 eggs, 60 g butter, salt to taste.
* SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH NETTLE
Young nettles, blanched and cut. Pan slightly fry the finely chopped onion, add the cooked nettles, green coriander, salt, melted butter, all put out. Then pour the eggs and fry until cooked.
150, nettle — 20g melted butter, 30 g onion, 2 eggs, salt and green coriander to taste.
NETTLES CAN ADD ANY MEAT AND FISH DISHES.
The list of dishes that can be prepared from nettle, huge — and all because its not one century used in food for centuries it was listed as one of the main products of healers.
Provided a set of biologically active parts and explains a wide range of restorative and therapeutic characteristics of a nettle. Nettle helps to restore the functions of the relevant principal organs and restore the functioning of the whole body.
But, when using nettle, you must know that it thickens our blood, because people who have obstacles with blood vessels, heart, hypertension is not recommended frequent its use. You can’t eat it and pregnant, as it can cause early contractions.
COLLECT NETTLES. EAT Food AND DO the WORKPIECE .
AND BE HEALTHY..