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Organic veg box schemes: What do you do with all your LETTUCES?

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morningpaper Tue 02-Aug-05 20:02:32

Mine tend to sit in the fridge for a few days and then get composted.

They don't keep at all. Organic + Lettuce = slime in 48 hours IME, unless you grow it yourself.

What do you DO with yours?

Lmccrean Tue 02-Aug-05 21:05:52

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Lettuce Wraps - Asian dish
INGREDIENTS:

1 head lettuce

Sauce:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 teaspoon sugar
Remaining Ingredients:
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 slice ginger, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1 lb meat from chicken breasts or sliced white chicken meat
1 red pepper, seeded and diced
1 can water chestnuts, rinsed in warm running water and chopped
1 stalk celery, diced
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
PREPARATION:

Wash the lettuce, dry, and separate the leaves. Set aside.

Mix together the sauce ingredients. Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and green onions and fry until the garlic and ginger are aromatic.

Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Add the red pepper, water chestnuts, and celery to the frying pan. Add the sauce ingredients and cook at medium heat, Give the cornstarch/water mixture a quick restir and add to the sauce, stirring to thicken. Add the chicken back into the wok. Cook for 2 - 3 more minutes, stirring, to heat through and finish cooking the chicken.

Lay out a lettuce leaf and spoon a heaping teaspoon of the chicken and vegetable/sauce mixture into the middle. The lettuce wraps are designed to be eaten "taco-style," with the lettuce/chicken mixture folded into a package. Continue with the remainder of the chicken and lettuce leaves. Serve.

Variations: Try substituting different vegetables, or using one of the many stir-fry sauces that are now on the market in place of the sauce.

IlanaK Tue 02-Aug-05 21:08:14

Yum! That sounds great! We are getting our first organic box delivered this week so I will keep that in mind!

lucy5 Tue 02-Aug-05 21:10:39

My grandad used to make lettuce soup but I dont know how, perhaps you could google it.

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