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post #1 of 23
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Bought a big plastic box of this in bjs, besides using for green salad what can I use it for and how? Not really into cooking with greens
post #2 of 23

Braise, sautée, blanche, pickle, etc. All good, but nothing like fresh lettuce.

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post #3 of 23

Uhmm.........Salad?

post #4 of 23

And if you do not like the salad idea you also can make a soup out of it.

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post #5 of 23

I'm a little boggled by this question. I'm confused as to why you bought baby lettuce if the idea of salad wasn't enough on its own. I mean, it's baby LETTUCE. A more tender version of the green used almost exclusively to make SALAD. 

 

Is this a trick question?

post #6 of 23

Me thinks Dagger should stop shopping at BJ's

post #7 of 23

If it is baby lettuce the leaves may not be big enough to use as wrappers for a big hunk of Korean Bo S'sam [ or however you prefer to spell it ] as an entry in this month's challenge.

 

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post #8 of 23

BLTs ?  :rolleyes:

post #9 of 23
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Me thinks Dagger should stop shopping at BJ's

 

Is this where the green peppers and canned mushrooms came from?

 

mimi

post #10 of 23
What is sweet lettuce?

Eating raw foods is a relatively new invention. It is unheard of to eat uncooked lettuce in Chinese cuisine for example. I'm going off of raw salads myself if you can believe it and preferring to sauté, grill or poach greens, I even roast it.

Arugula, spinach, endive etc are great thrown into pastas or soups. But again I don't know what kind of plant sweet baby lettuce is so I can't say as to whether or not it would do well in dishes like that.

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post #11 of 23
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What is sweet lettuce?

Eating raw foods is a relatively new invention. It is unheard of to eat uncooked lettuce in Chinese cuisine for example. I'm going off of raw salads myself if you can believe it and preferring to sauté, grill or poach greens, I even roast it.

Arugula, spinach, endive etc are great thrown into pastas or soups. But again I don't know what kind of plant sweet baby lettuce is so I can't say as to whether or not it would do well in dishes like that.

 

Good points koukou.

 

mimi

post #12 of 23
Rice paper spring rolls - BLT's w avocado, shrimp, rice noodles, cilantro, carrots etc w a peanut dipping sauce. Add them to a smoothie.
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Mix of baby red romaine, baby green romaine, baby spinach, baby green leaf, baby tango, baby green oak, baby red leaf, baby red oak, baby lollo rossa lettuces. Don't even know what some of them are. Never sauted anything like this and have no idea how. It's a 16 oz. Box which is alot just for salad and I don't really have salad fixes on hand. Got kidney and black beans, canned fire roasted tomatoes, maybe some feta left in the freezer. Bought some Vidalia onion vinegarette also bottle of vidalia salad dressing, poppy think, thousand island, raspberry walnut vinaigrette. Got onions and some baby carrots, walnuts, pecans in bags, apples, frozen green pepper big chunks, bottlet red pepper with garlic, mushrooms bottled bought by someone else.
Edited by Dagger - 2/23/16 at 1:44pm
post #14 of 23

Do you have: 

 

- Vinegar?

- Oil?

- Salt?

- Pepper?

 

If yes, you've got all the fixings needed for a salad. 

post #15 of 23
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Do you have: 

- Vinegar?
- Oil?
- Salt?
- Pepper?

If yes, you've got all the fixings needed for a salad. 
Olive oil, olive oil with rosemary or chili pepper, coconut oil with rosemary. Balsamic maybe some rice to. Sea, french gray salt, same with herbs, Hawaiiin red and black, Himalaya salts. Mixed and just white pepper.
post #16 of 23
Well there yo go! Make a simple vinaigrette out of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, S & P.

Or if you don't want to bother: wash rinse and dry thoroughly, place lettuce in a bowl, drizzle with some balsamic and S & P, toss, add olive oil, toss again, serve right away.
post #17 of 23
Oh I know those mixes. They're called spring mix here. It's all mild tasting stuff that is best for salads and sandwiches.

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post #18 of 23

I made my wife stop buying "fresh express" - it's B-stock produce with too many ribs and schwarf for the money they are asking.  By the time you clean it up you have 50% waste - or feed for livestock.

post #19 of 23
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I made my wife stop buying "fresh express" - it's B-stock produce with too many ribs and schwarf for the money they are asking.  By the time you clean it up you have 50% waste - or feed for livestock.

I had their pear and gorganzola salad yesterday. Couldn't find a pear - dried or otherwise. Oh, well. It was prewashed and a good "mix" of assorted greens. Hoping for better luck with another brand's Ginger Bok Choy salad.
post #20 of 23
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fresh express in what bjs has, I think Costco has that organic brand. by ribs you mean the stems on the spinach? you can't eat them?

post #21 of 23
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Is this where the green peppers and canned mushrooms came from?

 

mimi

no they have fresh mushrooms $4 for 3 lbs. I think, white or portabella. Peppers I buy from Best Market along with my steaks, pork chops and chicken good prices.

post #22 of 23
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You can cook this like frying
post #23 of 23

Speaking of pre-washed and bagged lettuce....

I picked up some "chopped" salad (mostly kale and cabbage) a few weeks ago and it was only ok IMO.

The dressing (not theirs, I made my own) got lost in all the strong flavors and I like kale but the proportion was a little heavy on it.

Maybe I will try a saute in a dry pan (to beat into submission) and see if that works.

 

mimi

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