Nettles Saute with Creamy Polenta

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Nettles Saute served atop creamy polenta – this delightful dish is a celebration of seasonal ingredients and a must-try for any culinary enthusiast. Tender nettles are sautéed with aromatic green onions and garlic, then combined with a luscious cashew cream sauce for extra creaminess. Pair it with velvety polenta, enriched with nutritional yeast for added depth of flavor. Just perfect!

Video recipe:

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 2

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 🌱Ingredients:

  • 400 g nettles
  • 4 stalks of green onion
  • 4 stalks of green garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp cashew cream
  • 100 ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (for polenta)

🌱How to prepare:

  1. Begin by thoroughly washing and cleaning the nettles to remove any dirt or impurities.
  2. Boil the nettles in water for 3-4 minutes until they are tender.
  3. Drain the water (save 1 cup of water for later) and finely chop the cooked nettles.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  5. Sauté chopped green onions and green garlic in the heated oil until softened and fragrant.
  6. Add the chopped nettles to the pan and mix well with the onions and garlic. Cook together for a few additional minutes.
  7. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. For added creaminess, incorporate the cashew cream into the mixture, stirring thoroughly to combine.
  9. To create a sauce-like consistency, gradually add water (you can also use some of the water from boiling the nettles) until the desired creaminess and thickness are achieved.
  10. Serve alongside your preferred side dish. In this recipe, we paired it with creamy polenta, prepared traditionally and enhanced with nutritional yeast for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy this delightful and nutritious meal!

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