I have a new addiction — see title. Now that we’re officially and finally in full spring here in Europe, we went to the garden centre last weekend, got heaps of plants and herbs, and we also got a new grill (or gas BBQ). And I haven”t stopped grilling since. On the look-out for new and inspiring recipes, I came across grilled lettuce. Who would have thought of it? But it’s wonderful!
For 4 people, all you need is:
- 4 baby romaine lettuce (or ‘little gem’, as they are strangely called in the Netherlands)
- olive oil and fresh ground pepper
- ceasar dressing (home made or shop bought)
- freshly grated curls of grana padano, or parmasan
Cut a tiny slice off the stem and cut the romaine in half. Some leaves will come off but you can use them for other dishes or decoration. Rub both sides of the halves with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Grill for a few minutes on each side. Arrange on a serving plate, drizzle with ceasar dressing and the curls of padano.
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