Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What's for dinner~Black Eyed Peas and Stinging Nettles

Black eyed peas and stinging nettles

I made this recipe (which is my own) tonight. It is amazingly good. mmmmm

Yup stinging nettles...like you might have run into when camping. My yard is full of them. They are high in all kinds of viities and minerals...also histamines and seratonin!

Fry up some small chunks of bacon and set aside (you can skip the bacon if your a vegetarian)

I am lazy this week and am using canned black eyed peas but you can use dried just be sure to soak them prior

Fry in a little bit of oil one large onion (sliced), a stalk of celery...when they are translucent add 2 sliced carrots and 6 cloves of garlic cut up. Cook through and add 1 can of black eyed peas and the bacon

When this is warmed through add 1 or 2 cups or so of nettle leaves (be sure to collect them wearing gloves)

Cook for approx 5 min.

Serve over rice

1 comment:

Todd said...

What a good idea - it never occurred to me to use nettles in this dish. I am more used to collards or kale with this. Now that you mention it, though, I bet poke would work well also (boiling twice and discarding the first water as usual). Back when we lived in the yurt I had more opportunities to gather my own food but I bet there's good stuff to be found in Toronto's parks also (particularly now with the pesticide ban).