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Tessa Mellinger

von Tessa Mellinger

May 15, 2019


Recipe: Strong chicken broth with nettle shoots

Spring has found its way to us on the plateau and lets the plants and flowers sprout. A recipe that fits this season as perfectly as the lid on the pot: A strong chicken broth with Tyrolean nettle Schöberln. The strong broth fits perfectly with the sometimes still cold temperatures, while the nettles provide the necessary energy kick. Nettles have been unjustly condemned as a weed. They are said to have a blood-cleansing and purifying effect and contain many vital substances. Perfect for the spring and summer kitchen!

"Brennnesselschöberl" (Stinging nettle chops)

"Schöberl" are a popular soup garnish in Austrian cuisine. They come in many different varieties. The chefs of the Culianrium Alpentraum have come up with this healthy and delicious recipe. And this is how it goes:


  • 2 egg (separate egg white and yolk)
  • 50 g sifted flour
  • 1/2 small onion
  • about 15 nettles (tips)
  • Garlic to taste
  • Spices: Salt, pepper, nutmeg


Beat the two egg whites until stiff. Then fold in 2 yolks, nettle and 50 g sifted flour. Finely chop 15 nettle tops, ½ small onion, possibly also some garlic. Sauté everything in butter. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix everything together to a mass. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C. Spread the mixture finger-thick on baking paper and bake in the oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes. After cooling, cut the Schöberl into diamond shapes.

Cluinarium Alpentraum 2018 Workshop Suppe mit Schoeberl - Leutasch (4)

Strong chicken broth with nettle shoots

Strong chicken broth

A strong broth not only warms up, it also contains a long list of healthy ingredients. A great advantage: its preparation succeeds simply. Culinarium Alpentraum has used a whole chicken in this recipe and uses the chicken carcasses (the leftover skeleton) in the broth. Thus, by the way, the soup is rich in bone-strengthening collagen. Of course, if you want, you can use a classic soup chicken instead of the carcasses.


  • approx. 2l water
  • Peppercorns
  • Salt
  • 2 juniper berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • greens (leek, celery, carrot, parsley, onion with peel)
  • Chicken carcasses


Boil about 2 liters of water with salt, a peppercorn, 2 juniper berries, 2 bay leaves, a pinch of nutmeg and greens (leek, celery, carrots, parsley, onion with peel) together with the chicken carcasses. Then add boned and skinned top legs and wings and simmer for about 30 min. Remove the meat from the bones. Tip: The bones can be set aside for a sauce, for example.

Cluinarium Alpentraum 2018 Workshop Zubereiten der Speisen Leutasch (10)

Cooking the soup

... and finally:

When the soup and nettle Schöberl are ready, cut half of the previously removed meat into small pieces and serve with the diamond-shaped cut Schöbern together with the chicken broth.

We wish you bon appétit!

Cluinarium Alpentraum 2018 Workshop Suppe mit Schoeberl - Leutasch (4)

Strong chicken broth with nettle shoots

By the way: If you would like to experience - and taste - the art of the chefs of the Culinarium Alpentraum for yourself, you are invited to do so. They cook delicious food in the 7 restaurants in the region!

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