I used organic: scallions, iceburg lettuce and frozen peas. Fresh garlic for dried. Yummy!
Tasted even better the next day for lunch. Be sure to reduce the liquid or the peas
will be too soggy to serve. A classic! Reviewed for Veg Tag February.
I read the reviews and put in my whole lettuce and thought, what a lot of lettuce....... but its not! I definitely loved the idea of cooked lettuce, I'm not a huge lettuce fan but like this, its very edible!!! Very easily prepared, and yes, I used the garlic powder. I also used garlic/herb stock rather than chicken. I made this as a side to Vegetarian Black-Eyed Peas & Rice for a truly excellent vegetarian dinner! Thanks, Andi! Made for Aus/NZ swap#34
I really liked this! I thought there might have been a typo....a whole head of lettuce? So I only put half in, but otherwise followed the recipe. I'm sorry I halved the lettuce. It practically disappeared as it cooked. A deliciously different green side. Made for Fall PAC 2009.
What a surprised! Was a little scarred of cooked lettuce, however had grilled romaine earlier this summer and it was good so decide to jump in and try this dish. Pleasantly surprised at how the cooking gave this a wonderful nutty flavor. Made as written, using the garlic powder option. Made a nice light supper. Thanks for the post.
Andi, what can I say?! This is one of the MOST AMAZING AND TASTY veggie dishes Ive ever eaten in my whole life (and being a vegetarian Ive tried many)! I didnt know what to expect from this and was tempted to do it like Syd and add the lettuce very late to keep it from really cooking, cause I couldnt picture how that would taste and was afraid it might be weird! But I decided to stick to the recipe as written and I am so super glad that I did. The cooked lettuce tasted very nutty and cabbagelike with a wonderful aroma (I liked it better that way than raw, I have to say!). The peas and scallions complement this very well and together it all makes for a delectable dish! I ate this as my main dish for lunch today as I felt it didnt need anything else to go with it. SO YUMMY! I will make this often again perhaps trying some variations (carrots or corn) and will try this as a side to rice topped with some gomashio and sesame oil. THANKS DEAR ANDI for sharing this special and wonderful gem of a recipe with us! Made and reviewed to make my day a holiday (Everyday is a Holiday Tag Game July 09).
I know that adding the lettuce late very likely changed the character of this dish, but I really couldn't bring myself to even taste a cooked piece of lettuce! So instead I added it very near the end, & cooked it only a couple of minutes at most! Did include the garlic powder & had an enjoyable & different side dish! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]