Nettle recipes

Startlingly green and invitingly pretty, nettles can sting — which is why they're carefully handled with tongs or bags — and were often pulled as unwanted weeds before chefs started putting them on their menus. The sting of stinging nettles comes from the fine, hollow hair-like trichomes on both the leaves and stems of this perennial plant, but it’s easy to tame with a quick blanch or sauté.

Noelle Carter
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