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Simple Sautéed Lettuce Cooking Recipes

Sautéed Lettuce


Cooking lettuce has become a lost art. Old-fashioned menus often included recipes similar to this. Before nouvelle cuisine took over in France, many wonderful restaurants used to serve this simple types of greens recipes, especially with delicately flavored poached fish, such as salmon, turbot, or sole.

Makes about 6 servings

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (up to 1/2 stick) butter

  • 3 small to medium-size heads Boston lettuce, cut crosswise into thin strips

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 generous tablespoon snipped fresh chives

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

  2. Stir in the lettuce and season well with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring gently from time to time, or tossing, just until wilted, less than 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Serve this simple cooking recipes very hot, garnished with the chives.

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