Welcome spring with this simple yet elegant preparation of nettles, which I learned to make while working with an herbalist in France. The recipe reflects her provincial take on this classic wild-food-inspired dish.
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The inspiration for this dish comes via Sicily, where something similar was traditionally made for San Giuseppe’s Day; the crumbs are meant to represent sawdust from the ancient carpenter’s workshop.
Serves 4 as an entrée
2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
31/2– to 4-pound chicken, quartered and seasoned with salt
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup chicken stock (if packaged, choose low sodium)
1 small dried lemon (available in Middle Eastern markets)