Braised Baby Lettuce
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- Serves: 4 as a side dish
- Preparation: 15
- Cooking: 3
- Ready: 18
Ideal as a fresh-tasting side dish with a Chinese-style meal, this is a great way to use lettuce which is nearing the end of its shelf life.
- 4 Little Gem lettuces
- juice and rind of 1 orange
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 25 g/1 oz raisins
- 2½ cm/1 inch root ginger
Trim the base of the lettuces and cut them in half, lengthways.
Peel and grate the ginger.
Put all the ingredients except the lettuces into a wok and bring to the boil. Add the lettuce halves and cook for 3 minutes, turning frequently, until heated through but still quite crisp. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Love Food Hate Waste UK
“This speedy cooking method keeps the lettuce quite crisp. Ideal as a fresh-tasting side dish with a Chinese-style meal.”
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Cook’s tip: It’s easiest to grate the zest from the orange before you juice it. If you have a zesting tool, reserve some long strands of zest to decorate the dish.
Cost per serving: 60p
Use up: Lettuce
Variations: Other leafy vegetables like pak choi or shredded kale work well in this dish.
Extra flavour: A splash of sherry adds flavour to this dish.
Freezer advice: Do not freeze
|Nutrient||Per serving||Per 100 g|
|Calories (kJ)||253 kJ||152 kJ|
|Calories (kcal)||60 kcal||36 kcal|
|Protein||2 g||1.2 g|
|Fat||0.6 g||0.3 g|
|Of which saturated fat||0.1 g||0.1 g|
|Carbohydrate||10.6 g||6.4 g|
|Of which sugar||10.3 g||6.2 g|
|Fibre||2.3 g||1.4 g|
|Sodium||3.4 g||2.1 g|