Butter/Red Butter Lettuce
A Leaf with Many Names….
Call it Boston, Bibb or Butter….it is all the same delicious and nutritious leaf.
The leaf is so tender that it melts in your mouth like ‘butter’!
The flavor is very subtle and lends itself to countless creative pairings.
Bibb lettuce was named for John Bibb, a lettuce grower who lived in Kentucky in the mid nineteenth century.
The Chic Leaf Requires Chic Pairings
Butter lettuce is sophisticated and likes sweet mellow pairings such as cream, honey and fruit.
Its wide leaves can be used to wrap whipped goat cheese, or fresh cheese such as ricotta or cottage cheese seasoned with herbs.
Fresh Idea 1: Replace the lemon juice in the classic oil-lemon mixture with orange juice; add a few pine nuts and some diced cold chicken.
Fresh Idea 2: Replace the lemon juice in the classic oil-lemon mixture with grapefruit juice; add some skinless grapefruit sections and northern shrimp.