Posted: 16/07/2014 at 14:04
I have come across this thread in my search for information regarding celtuce. I don't know if you green magpie will see this but here's hoping you do! I am a market gardener in surrey supplying fresh produce to the restaurants in London. they are always after the unusual! celtuce is now a crop that I am growing. I am picking my first stems now after a very painless growing process. when I first tasted it I thought it was foul! the leaves bitter and the stem even more so. I found out what to do with it though and it is fast becoming my favourite veg!!! just discard the leaves as the true beauty is in the stem. it must be peeled however and then its delicious raw and even better cooked. last night I lightly fried some in ginger, honey and soy and it was divine.
anyway that is my 2 pennies worth!