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Nettle Soup Foraging Recipe

Nettle Soup Foraging Recipe

Nettles (Urtica dioica) are a fabulous source of iron, protein and packed with minerals. High in calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, potassium, vitamin A & C, this is a wild plant that is super versatile and super good for you. Spring is the time to forage for nettles when they are young and tender, pick the smaller younger plants between spring and early summer. Our favourite way to use nettles as we move out of winter into spring is by making nettle soup, it’s something about the taste of the hedgerows and the comfort of a steaming bowl of spring green soup that feels like you’re being hugged every time you take a delicious mouthful.

Wild garlic, courgette and goats cheese tart recipe

Wild garlic, courgette and goats cheese tart recipe

Wild garlic pesto is a firm favourite and a simple way for us all to get this super spring ingredient into our diet without trying too hard. Whizz up wild garlic leaves, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan in a food proccessor, season to taste and you have a perfect pesto at your fingertips that can be added to pasta, drizzled over tomatoes and Mozzarella, or spread over sourdough.

Barbecued mackerel and wild pesto recipe | Kayak, fish, forage & feast

Barbecued mackerel and wild pesto recipe | Kayak, fish, forage & feast

A few weeks back we had the pleasure of sharing our passion for wild food with the lovely Alice Levigne, Radio 1 presenter and one half of the fabulous foodie duo Jackson & Levigne.  After a day on the high seas fishing & foraging on the kayaks around Dorsets iconic landmark Old Harry Rocks we decided to treat her to one of our favourite dishes; tomato spinach & chive salad with barbecued mackerel & lashings of our wild pesto. It’s one of the simplest and yet tastiest dishes to feast on and looks almost too pretty to eat (well almost!) 

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