Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday’s Cupful: Boston Bibb Lettuce

A green beauty that’s a natural wrap
This particular type of lettuce has a lot of green flavor without a hint of bitterness. Look for the loosely packed leaves that form a green rosette. Use the naturally curly leaves to cradle and wrap almost any savory filling or stuffing. Many chefs consider this a gourmet member of the lettuce family. We also suggest making little salad rolls that can be held in your hands. Iceberg lettuce may be too crisp to make a neat wrap. Look year-round for Boston bibb lettuce in most major supermarkets. John Bibb developed this special lettuce in Kentucky back in 1865. This lettuce is a good source of vitamin C and folic acid, which helps the human body build new cells.

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