Lettuce, Little Gem, baby, 0.25 kg pack

  • Little Gem is a small lettuce often described as a combination of Butter lettuce and Romaine'. It is crisp, like Romaine, and sweet, like Butter lettuce, but the texture and the flavor are still their own. While Romaine has a heavy very crunchy central stalk and thin crisp leaves, classic Little Gem has a thinner stalk and thicker leaves which seem juicier and more substantial than any part of Romaine.

  • Little Gem works well in mixed salads, and in sandwiches. The size and texture of the leaf particularly suit the open-faced sandwich. A classic use for this lettuce is to cut it in half lengthwise and serve each half, dressed, as a salad. With care, a tight head of Little Gem can be cut into six or eight 'fingers', which would be suitable for dipping; a bowl of separated leaves could also be put out for this purpose: the ruffled texture will pick up any dip or dressing.

  • Store in the vegetable or crisper compartment of a refrigerator, either in a loose plastic bag or lettuce keeper.