Sunday, April 14, 2013
L is for Lettuce
Iceberg lettuce was the only lettuce that I really knew growing up. I don't remember much other than a head of the stuff, chopping it for salads or pulling off a leaf for a BLT. At some point I discovered romaine, which is now my favorite type of lettuce. I love chopping a head of romaine for a basic salad: lettuce, boiled eggs, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, little dressing. I also like making the wilted romaine salad.
Bibb lettuce is nice to use for a lettuce wrap. Lay out a leaf of bibb and add shredded pork, a little soy sauce, chopped water chestnuts and wrap it all up. I'm not really a fan of red leaf, chicory and frisee lettuces. Radicchio always seems bitter to me. I can take or leave arugula.
What's your favorite type of lettuce to use?