Spring is upon us and this is the best time to harvest and eat Nettle. Yes, nettles, those plants covered with tiny stinging hairs that produce an intense, stinging pain… ouch! Creamed nettles are a very popular and healthy dish during spring time in Romania. Nettles have the richest taste and are full of vitamins A, C and D, and minerals Iron, Potassium, Calcium and Manganese. Since in downtown Toronto would be kind of hard to find nettles growing wild and you can’t really find them at the grocery stores, I have decided to substitute nettles for spinach which is quite delicious and healthy as well. BTW I despised this kind of food as a kid or, better said, anything that looked green. This is a classic recipe that is extremely easy to make. We usually eat this with sunny side up eggs and polenta and believe me, this combination makes for a really filling and nutritious meal.
Time: 35 min, Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
Servings: 6 [Read more...]