When I looked in the fridge and found beans and lettuce, who knew it would turn out so spectacularly scrumptious! I had recently tried some grilled lettuce in a restaurant and thought … this could work …
400g raw French green beans
2 cups cos lettuce, sliced
1 medium brown onion, finely sliced
1 medium clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
100g almond flakes
Ground black pepper, to taste
¼ cup olive or macadamia oil
Trim the beans and cut into 3cm pieces. Slice the onions and chop the garlic. Slice lettuce leaves and remove the parsley leaves from the stalks.
Heat the oil in a large frypan on a medium heat.
Place beans and onions into the pan and stir frequently as they start to soften. After about 8 minutes, add the garlic, almonds and pepper.
Once the beans are soft, almonds are toasted and onions is starting to brown, add the parsley and lettuce and stir thoroughly for another 2 minutes then serve!
The fish I had was flathead and blue eye cod simply fried in a little olive oil and chilli with a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. You can serve it with any protein you feel to.
These beans are jumping with taste and a perfect recipe to use those big outside lettuce leaves that may otherwise be discarded. Try it … it will change your view on lettuce forever!