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Red Boston lettuce is medium to large in size and round in shape with loose, wavy, cupped leaves. The broad, soft, green outer leaves are thick and frilled at the edges, encompassing more tightly bound, yellow-tinted leaves in the center of the head. Boston lettuce is tender and crisp with a sweet, nutty, and mildly astringent flavor.
Boston lettuce is best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as braising or boiling. Predominately used as the principal ingredient in salad, its textures, and subtle flavors are a perfect canvas for savory and bold, or bright, fruity companion ingredients. It is also commonly layered in sandwiches or used as a wrap for tuna or chicken.
It will keep 3-4 days when stored in a loosely closed container and stored in the refrigerator's crisper drawer.