Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Braised Lettuce - By K

Okay guys!

I've been wanting K's recipe for Braised Lettuce for a while and finally got her to email it to me. K is a miracle worker when it comes to calorie-counting, I swear.

Please note that there are no specific quantities involved - it depends entirely on what portion size you want and how much of anything you want to eat. She adapted this from a recipe she found on the BBC Goodfood Website, so check it out if you want.

Ingredients: these are the basic ingredients, you can add additional veggies if you want to, see below
Good quality stock (Vegetable or Chicken)
Salt and pepper

Optional Ingredients:
Petit pois
Green pepper

Finely chop the onion and garlic and fry them til soft in the saucepan. (add mushrooms at this point if using)

Sit chopped lettuce ontop of the onions on a low heat for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle stock over the lettuce and pour in boiling water so the lettuce is just covered.

Season and bring to simmering point, cover for 15 minutes til the stock has reduced slightly.

Add peas or other veggies, cover, cook 30minutes more.

(K suggests to add pepper to your bowl raw so it gives a little crunch =])

The basic mix comes to about 20-30 calories depending on the portion size and stock.

If you have any questions let me know and I'll pass them along to K for you, but overall I think this is a really easy straightforward recipe, and I'm dying to try it =]

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