Tumbleweed Chowder

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • water, to cover
  • salt & pepper
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper
  • 12
    cup diced smoked ham
  • 1
    lb tumbleweed shoots
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DIRECTIONS

  • The computer threw a fit but then how many tumbleweed recipes do you see on here.
  • Missing ingredient 1 POUND TUMBLEWEED SHOOTS, young about 4 inches.
  • Note as written by poster Jim:
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  • Gather enough plants to make you a sizeable chowder. I guess maybe a pound or two for about 4 people is good. Wash the plants and chop them up real fine and put in a saucepan with enough water to barely cover. Salt and pepper to taste. I added a little fresh chopped jalapeno pepper to mine but that's optional. Throw in about 1/2 cup of finely diced smoked ham chunks, cover with lid and simmer until the tumbleweed is tender. Then you can run it all through a blender or food processor to puree. You should have a thick soup as an end result that tastes very well. I've tried it using bacon instead of ham and it's ok but I prefer ham. If you want a chunkier soup you don't have to puree it. There are quite a few variations. Any split pea soup recipe will do, substituting the tumbleweed for the peas of course.
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