Just Lettuce

Just Lettuce

Crisp and hardy (though not as flavorful as other lettuces), iceberg that’s unwashed and stored in a plastic bag in the fridge will keep for up to two weeks — twice as long as most other kinds. Look for firm, densely packed heads that are heavy for their size. Cut into wedges and serve the classic steak house way: drizzled with blue cheese dressing.

 

 

Butterhead – Boston

This variety has small, round, loosely formed heads and soft, supple leaves that bruise easily. Boston is a larger and fluffier head than Bibb. Both Boston and Bibb lettuce make perfect cups for cooked ground chicken or shrimp.

 

 

Green Leaf Lettuce

 

Don’t look for a “head” here; the leaves branch from a single stalk. For this reason, leaf lettuce is generally more perishable than head varieties; you’ll often see it in “baby lettuce” mixes because of its tenderness. To avoid instant wilting, postpone dressing leaf lettuce until just before serving.

 

 

Red Leaf Lettuce

 

Don’t look for a “head” here; the leaves branch from a single stalk. For this reason, leaf lettuce is generally more perishable than head varieties; you’ll often see it in “baby lettuce” mixes because of its tenderness. Red leaf has a burgundy tint and mild flavour, similar to that of green leaf. To avoid instant wilting, postpone dressing leaf lettuce until just before serving.

 

 

Oak Leaf Lettuce

 

Don’t look for a “head” here; the leaves branch from a single stalk. For this reason, leaf lettuce is generally more perishable than head varieties; you’ll often see it in “baby lettuce” mixes because of its tenderness. Oak is spicier and nuttier than green leaf. To avoid instant wilting, postpone dressing leaf lettuce until just before serving.

 

 

Romaine Lettuce

 

With its long, slightly bitter leaves and sturdy, sweeter centre ribs, romaine provides a robust crunch to any meal. Grocery stores have recently started selling packages of hearts of romaine. For a special summer treat, halve each heart, brush with olive oil, and grill until lightly browned.

 

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