This last week I have had a lot of lettuce that needed eating. My garden is producing masses of it at the moment some of which had, sadly, gone to seed. It goes a bit bitter at this stage so I wondered if I could cook it to take the bitter flavour away. I remember some years back that a friend had cooked lettuce soup with some tired looking lettuce. I had a look through my cookery books with no success, so I turned to the web. I could not find a recipe I liked the sound of, so I used bits from several recipes and made this, it was delicious.
1 tbs oil
1 onion chopped
1 lettuce shredded
500g frozen peas
750ml vegetable stock
Salt and pepper
Fresh mint finely chopped
Melt butter and oil, fry onion until soft, add lettuce and fry for a minute.
Add peas and cook for five minutes, add stock and bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and liquidise. Season with salt and pepper, stir in chopped mint and serve.