miner’s lettuce


What To Eat Now : Miner’s Lettuce

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 24, 2012

Photo:  Dawn Endico

Photo: Dawn Endico

These days, we’re all green with envy over the different ways to spice up your vegetable routine. Gone are the days of watery iceberg lettuce and plain romaine hearts–who needs those when you’ve got peppery arugula at the local market and spinach leaves to plant in your garden?

With everyone “going green,” we want to introduce you to one of our favorite ingredients right now: miner’s lettuce. We’re so excited about miner’s lettuce that it’s even in one of Red Rooster’s new spring dishes, the Grilled Pork Loin. Named after the California gold rush in the 1850s, the gold miners ate this abundant plant that prevented scurvy, an illness caused by a vitamin C deficiency. Read More


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