This is a blog about the pursuits of Naturalist Alan Russo to incorporate all things Natural, especially Plants, into his daily life. Living close to Nature has always been a passion of mine and I try, with natures help, to live a Healthy lifestyle for myself and for the Earth.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sheep/Wood Sorrel

Yellow Wood Sorrel

Sheep Sorrel  
 Two of my favorite salad additions are at their prime picking time. I like sour things, this is why I like the taste of these sorrels, both have a very sour tangy taste. Many mistake Wood Sorrel for Clover, but if you look closely at the leaflets, the Wood Sorrels are heart shaped and Clover is not. Besides, the flowers look nothing alike.  Sheep Sorrel is recognized by the arrowhead shaped leaves. If you have ever grown French Sorrel in your garden you know what these plants taste like. Both can be substituted for French Sorrel in recipes. I make a French Sorrel soup that is delicious and if you can find a large enough supply of Sheep/ Wood Sorrel you can substitute for free.
Take a large amount of Sorrel and saute in some butter till wilted and falling apart.
Add enough chicken stock or water to cover the Sorrel
Bring to a boil and let simmer a minute or two 
When cool add to a blender a puree till smooth
Add salt, pepper and heavy cream to taste 
Enjoy this soup hot or cold.

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