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GemmeFatale Sun 12-Apr-20 17:54:38

Thanks to our regular veg box I find myself with three iceberg lettuces plus assorted other (frankly more exciting) salad leaves.

What on Earth can I do with such an abundance of iceberg?

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Lunaballoon Sun 12-Apr-20 17:58:35

Cesar salad and BLTs

sleepismysuperpower1 Sun 12-Apr-20 18:02:02

make iceberg lettuce soup (is nicer than it sounds), lettuce slaw, iceburgers and taco lettuce wraps x

FinallyHere Sun 12-Apr-20 20:09:11

Slice iceberg (little hen etc) and wilt in butter, add frozen (or fresh) peas and stir til most of the juices have evaporated.

Optional extra dry fry lardons first, then add butter and wilt the leaves.

Delicious.

FinallyHere Sun 12-Apr-20 20:09:37

Hen = gem, little gem etc.

Lunaballoon Mon 13-Apr-20 08:17:43

Iceberg is also good used as wraps or ‘cups’ in Thai/Vietnamese recipes such as this.

KatherineJaneway Mon 13-Apr-20 08:28:18

Braising is a good alternative to using it in salads. Can be really tasty too. Not done it myself but you can also stir fry with it.

GemmeFatale Mon 13-Apr-20 11:53:10

Might try a few of these to use it up. Love the idea of using it as wraps/cups.

@KatherineJaneway and @FinallyHere what would one serve braised lettuce with?

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FinallyHere Mon 13-Apr-20 12:36:02

We enjoy 'braised lettuce' especially the version with small pieces of bacon and peas, as a vegetable with, well, anything really: steak, chops, escallops, fish . pretty much anything, as an alternative to say, just peas.

KatherineJaneway Mon 13-Apr-20 13:26:52

Finally has nailed it.

YetAnotherSpartacus Mon 13-Apr-20 13:28:36

use it to wrap chili beans with cheese and sour cream.

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