Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lettuce Stems

Have you ever heard of a vegetable called "lettuce stems"? I saw this vegetable at the Asian grocery store the other day and they looked like mini trees. I was also intrigued by the fact that these vegetables were called "lettuce stems" because I never thought that lettuce had stems.  I once had to stir-fry iceberg lettuce in a class once and ever since then I have had the mentality that lettuce should not be cooked. 

I just chopped the lettuce stems up and stir-fried them in a little bit of oil and garlic.  I am not sure if I cooked it correctly because some of the pieces had a strong bitter taste to it.  The majority of the other pieces reminded me of a cross between broccoli and celery.  It was interesting. Would I buy it again? Probably not. 


K and S said...

never heard of this, too bad it was really bitter.

genkitummy said...

Kat-I almost think that I cooked it incorrectly and it was not supposed to be bitter. oh well.