Risotto con ortiche e porcini
Note Stinging nettles are harvested from the wild and used as a green vegetable in many parts of the world. Only the young shoots and tops of the plant are eaten (the older leaves are too tough), but they must be cooked beforehand to destroy the stinging element. When preparing nettles, it is important to wash them well under cold running water. Wear rubber gloves for the task, as contact with nettles will result in itchiness for up to a day. Nettles are available from Fratelli Fresh.