Lettuce Cos Romaine

approx 1200 seeds
NZ$3.50

Details

Romaine lettuce was named after Rome where it spread to the West. It is the lettuce used in Caesar salads and popular in Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. Its thick ribs contain a milky fluid giving it the typically fine-bitter herb taste. Excellent heat tolerance.

How To Grow

Sow seed thinly, 3mm (¼in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart, directly into a well-prepared seed bed of fertile, finely tilled soil. Thin plants to 15cm (6in) apart. Fertilise regularly with organic fertiliser.

When To Plant

All year round.

Sow

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Soil Type

sunny position

When

All year round.

Where

Directly into a well-prepared seed bed of fertile, finely tilled soil.

How Sow

Sow seed thinly, 3mm (┬╝in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.

Care

Thin plants to 15cm (6in) apart. Fertilise regularly with organic fertiliser.

Our Seed Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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Recipe

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 slices crusty white bread
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 large cos romaine lettuce, leaves separated

For the dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 anchovies from a tin
  • Medium block parmesan or Grano Padano, grated or shaved
  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 200°C. Cut the bread into big croutons and spread over a large baking sheet. Sprinkle over 2 tbsp olive oil. Rub the oil into the bread and season with a little salt. Bake for 8-10 mins, turning the croutons a few times so they brown evenly.
  2. Rub chicken breasts with remaining oil, season. Cook the chicken in a hot pan for 4 mins, then turn and cook for 4 mins more. Check if it’s cooked by poking the tip of a sharp knife into the thickest part; there should be no sign of pink and juices will run clear.
  3. Peel and crush the garlic. Mash the anchovies with a fork, grate a handful of cheese and mix with the rest of the dressing ingredients. Season to taste.
  4. Tear lettuce into large pieces and put in a large bowl. Pull chicken into bite-size strips and scatter half over the leaves, along with half the croutons. Drizzle with the dressing, sprinkle more cheese on top and serve straight away.
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