Riverford Wicked Leeks

Little gem lettuce x2

Little gem lettuce x2

SKU# FINLETGEM

Availability: In stock

£2.20

Little Gems are really mini Cos: upright, old-fashioned Mr McGregor-style lettuces, with wonderful sweetness and crunch (the classic Caesar salad leaf). Snap off the stalks, turn your favourite dressing through the leaves, and serve as a fresh side salad. Little Gems also hold up well when cooked – try braising them with fresh mint.

Storage

Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. Keep in the bottom of the fridge - best eaten as fresh as possible

Class

Our lettuces are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom.

BBQ tips

Lettuce on a BBQ? Sounds like madness, but Little Gems are tightly packed and robust. They won’t wilt or collapse as fast as a soft-leaved lettuce, meaning you can lightly char them whilst retaining their distinctive crisp succulence. Cut them into wedges, 6-8 per head is about right, keeping the root end attached to hold everything together. Brush them with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat for about 2-3 mins a side, until lightly marked and half wilted.