Monday, 23 August 2010

Japanese Knotweed: usually very bad, but sometimes good?

Check this out! This easy to make Knotweed soup could be on the cards for a rainy day!

Other knotweed recipes include:

Steamed Oriental Japanese Knotweed
Orange and Japanese Knotweed Cobbler
Japanese Knotweed and Sweet Cicely Pudding
Japanese Knotweed Oatmeal Crumble
Japanese Knotweed Drumlanrig Pudding
Endive and Japanese Knotweed Gratin
Lentil Curry with Japanese Knotweed and Sweet Potatoes
Stewed Japanese Knotweed and Angelica
Carrot Cake with Japanese Knotweed
Japanese Knotweed Eve's Pudding
Strawberry Knotweed Pie

Amazing. Let me know if you make any of these, I'd like to try some! Especially the oatmeal crumble, and lentil curry...

1 comment:

  1. Hey i've made the crumble and it's absolutely delicious!! Haven't heard of the carrot cake and I bet it's amazing - added that to my list.

    Did you know you can make wine from knotweed too?

    You need to make a gallon of wine:

    2kg of knotweed stems from your garden and cut cut into small chunks.
    1.5kg of sugar
    freshly squeezed juice of one orange
    yeast nutrient

    Bring these ingredients to the boil before pouring over the small chunks of knotweed that you need to firstly place into a straining bag. Leave your mixture to ferment for roughly a week in somewhere safe and covered.

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing :)