Grilled Baby Gem lettuce in orange sauce

Grilling adds a great, charred BBQ-style flavour to lettuce

  • place COOK 15 minutes
  • place SERVES 4
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The lovely hot citrus flavour of the orange sauce cuts through the sweetness of the lettuces and complements them so well.


Recipe extracted from Plants Only Kitchen


  • Add the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan placed over a low heat.
  • Let the sauce bubble away for around 15 minutes, stirring every now and then until it has a thick gla ze-like consistency.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your griddle pan over a high h eat and add the oil.
  • When hot, add the lettuces, cut-side down. Grill on both sides for 2 minutes. I like to get a few charred lines on them; it adds extra flavour.
  • To serve, place your grilled let tuce on to a tray or platter and drizzle over plenty of the orange glaze.
  • Any leftover glaze can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.

1 tbsp olive oil

4 Baby Gem lettuces, halved

For the orange sauce

360ml orange juice

Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced

1 red chilli, finely sliced

3 tbsp caster sugar

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