Braised Baby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Peas, Bacon & Creme Fraiche


Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

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A luxurious twist on a classic French dish, these Ruby Baby Gem lettuces are braised in a buttery sauce with bacon, shallots, spring onions and crème fraîche. It’s very easy to make it vegetarian friendly, just omit the lardons and add some extra shallots to thicken the sauce if you wish. Garnish the dish with fresh mint when it is in season. You must make sure that your frying pan or wok is large enough to take all the vegetables in one layer. They cook much better this way and it stops th