Some sorrel, anyone?

March 28th, 2011

What’s this leafy stuff that was in the full shares this past weekend?  It’s a wild green called sorrel from our farmers in Blooming Grove, TX!

Here are two ways to eat it – raw and cooked.  Leave us a comment and let us know how you decided to prepare it!

Sorrel Pesto

from Eat Drink Better

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup sorrel leaves (blanched for a minute in boiling water, then refreshed in cold water)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a food processort until smooth.  Serve over warm pasta or baked/grilled chicken breasts.  Delicious!

Sorrel Soup

from Cincinnati Locavore blog
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 3 leeks, cleaned and chopped fine
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound boiling potatoes, peeled and diced fine
  • 1 pound sorrel, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • sour cream to taste

In a heavy pot (don’t use cast iron, as the acidity of the sorrel will react with the iron and you’ll end up with metallic-tasting soup), saute bacon until crisp. Add leeks and onions and saute over medium heat, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan, 10 minutes. Add chicken stock and potatoes and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. Add sorrel and continue to simmer another 15 – 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until potatoes are tender and sorrel has dissolved into the broth. Correct seasonings, ladle into bowls and top with a dollop of sour cream to serve.

9 thoughts on “Some sorrel, anyone?

  1. Sarah

    I tasted the sorrel raw and decided it would pair wonderfully with fish. I placed it in a parchment package with wild caught halibut, thinly sliced lemons, thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes a touch of cold-pressed olive oil and salt and pepper. Wrapped up the packages and roasted it on 450 for about 20-25 minutes. The citrus flavor was wonderful!

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