Cream of Hedge Bedstraw Soup

My first hedge bedstraw recipe (Galium mollugo) was in a nut roast that worked superbly. The nutty, peppery flavours (more an after thought once you’ve eaten it) worked their way through the roast to reveal a deep rich taste sensation.

In this hedge bedstraw recipe I decided to see what it would be like as a simple creamy soup. I like simple dishes for wild edibles because they have their own strong flavours. Simple local, sustainable foods for a scrummy life.

Ingredients

  • 150g hedge bedstraw tips
  • 1 litre homemade chicken stock
  • 400ml organic goats milk
  • butter
  • salt & pepper

Suggested Instructions

  1. Wash the hedge bedstraw, drain and spin dry using a tea-towel or salad spinner.
  2. Melt butter in a pan then sauté the hedge bedstraw greens briefly until wilted.
  3. Next add the chicken stock and simmer for 15 minutes, then blend for about 3-5 minutes. Strain through a chinois (conical sieve).
  4. Now add the milk and bring up to serving temperature.

This Hedge Bedstraw Recipe Serves: 4

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