Braised Lettuce

Good with grilled or roast meat.

Cooking time: 50 minutes


  • 2 large cabbage lettuces (solid lettuces e.g. butternut or iceberg type)
  • 1 oz (25g ) butter or margarine
  • 2oz (50g) streaky bacon rashers
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 5 fluid oz (150ml.) chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish  - chopped parsley


Remove the base leaves and outer leaves of the lettuces. Cut both into quarters, wash thoroughly and blanch for 5 minutes in boiling lightly salted water. Refresh under cold running water and dry well.

Fry the chopped  bacon for 2-3 minutes in the butter or margarine. Add the chopped onion and the sliced  carrots. Fry for 5 minutes. Transfer the fried  mixture to an ovenproof dish and then add the lettuces. Pour the stock over the fried mixture and season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.

Oven temperature 180o  C (350F), Gas mark 4