Rob Lineberger wrote:
You're much braver than I am. I see mushrooms and evaluate it something like this: is it a mushroom? Yes. Run away!
Anyway, assuming I did ever forage this hen of the woods, does it release moisture the same way button mushrooms do?
Rob, I know how you feel! I looked up how to ID and also if it could be confused with other mushrooms. Yes, it does release moisture like button mushrooms. I just keep cooking until the mushroom water cooks out of the pan.
Cream of nettle soup. Made by sautéing an onion in butter, adding some parsnip or potato and plenty of chicken broth, simmering it until the parsnip is tender, then cooking the nettles in it for 5 minutes before adding milk and blending it with an immersion blender.
We had some foraged nettles for lunch in a hot quinoa salad. Along with the rinsed nettles, I added a diced carrot and small summer squash and stock powder. My husband said it could do with some fresh herbs and lemon juice next time.