Steamed Nettles with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sesame oil and Chives. Easy, delicious and detoxifying, a tasty sidedish full of calcium and iron.
- 6 ounces fresh nettle tips
- few drops soy sauce or GF Braggs
- 1–2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon furikake or toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon chives or chive blossoms
- Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
- Using tongs, add nettles to the boiling water and simmer until tender about 5 minutes. Turn heat off, let seep 10 minutes.
- Drain, reserving the nutrient-rich nettle broth, saving for soups or tea. If drinking as a tea, add fresh mint to the water to temper the flavor.
- Place wilted nettles on a cutting board and remove any tough stems or thick stems. Tender stems are OK.
- Chop the cooked nettles and place them in a bowl. You should have about 1 ½ cups, after it’s cooked down.
- Season with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, furikake or toasted sesame seeds, chives and chive blossoms. Enjoy!
- Of course you can always bump this up a notch by adding sautéed shallot, garlic and/or ginger.
- Serving Size: 3/4 cup
- Calories: 127
- Sugar: 0.4 g
- Sodium: 358.1 mg
- Fat: 3.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 2.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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