Stinging Nettle Soup / Isirgan Otu Corbasi

Nettle SoupYou won’t have a chance to prepare this soup too many times a year; perhaps once or twice only. It is spring now and even in your garden, nearby parks and forests you can find some. Occasionaly in Turkish markets you will find and old person selling them. Do not miss the chance.

Be careful, the name is not a joke, this plant does sting. So while picking them up or washing, make sure to wear gloves. Throw away the tough stems, you won’t need to use a knife, your tear them away. Other than this there is no big issue about preparing this healthy soup.

Stinging Nettle

It will be no surprise to anyone that there are so many benefits of having nettles, it is difficult to count. The most known are that they are diuretic, laxative, used in curing cancer and diabetes, relieves headache and eczema as it is a blood purifies.

Ofcourse there are variety of ingredients, below is my recipe, I hope you enjoy it..

Stinging Nettle Soup / Isirgan Otu Corbasi
Print Recipe
It is spring and time to make this healthy soup. Make sure you wear gloves while collecting and/or washing.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Stinging Nettle Soup / Isirgan Otu Corbasi
Print Recipe
It is spring and time to make this healthy soup. Make sure you wear gloves while collecting and/or washing.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wear gloves. Tear off the stems of the nettles and discard. Wash well.
  2. Add the olive oil and butter in a large pot.
  3. Add chopped onions. Saute until soft.
  4. Add chopped garlic if you choose to and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add tomato paste and cook mixing for another minute, until you start smelling the tomato paste.
  6. Add the flour and the corn flour, again cook mixing until you start smelling the flour.
  7. Add the nettles, mix as much as possible.
  8. Add the warm water and cook over high and then medium heat.
  9. Add the meat stok or meat boullion. Make sure it dissolves.
  10. When the nettles change color and look like they are ready add salt. This soup tolerates quite a lot of salt, so taste and adjust according to your taste.
  11. Close the heat, use a blender to reach a thick, smooth soup. It will still have some particules, if children don't like it like that, you might choose to filter it with a thin wire colander.
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Stinging Nettle Soup / Isirgan Otu Corbasi

Stinging Nettle Soup / Isirgan Otu Corbasi
Print Recipe
It is spring and time to make this healthy soup. Make sure you wear gloves while collecting and/or washing.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Stinging Nettle Soup / Isirgan Otu Corbasi
Print Recipe
It is spring and time to make this healthy soup. Make sure you wear gloves while collecting and/or washing.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wear gloves. Tear off the stems of the nettles and discard. Wash well.
  2. Add the olive oil and butter in a large pot.
  3. Add chopped onions. Saute until soft.
  4. Add chopped garlic if you choose to and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add tomato paste and cook mixing for another minute, until you start smelling the tomato paste.
  6. Add the flour and the corn flour, again cook mixing until you start smelling the flour.
  7. Add the nettles, mix as much as possible.
  8. Add the warm water and cook over high and then medium heat.
  9. Add the meat stok or meat boullion. Make sure it dissolves.
  10. When the nettles change color and look like they are ready add salt. This soup tolerates quite a lot of salt, so taste and adjust according to your taste.
  11. Close the heat, use a blender to reach a thick, smooth soup. It will still have some particules, if children don't like it like that, you might choose to filter it with a thin wire colander.
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