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Roman recipes
Puree of lettuce leaves with onions

Ingredients
Preparation
  • 6 small lettuces
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) bicarbonate of soda
  • A pinch of pepper, lovage, celery seeds, dried mint, origano.
  • 1 finely chopped onion.
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) wine
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5ml) garum
  • Plunge the lettuces into a pan of boiling water with the bicarbonate of soda, and simmer for 2 minutes, drain, then chop finely
  • Grind the pepper, lovage, celery seed, mint, origano and onion in a bowl.
  • Add the wine, oil and garum.
  • Cook gently in a saucepan for 30 minutes, pour over the lettuce, and serve.
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