La Cucina di Kat: Grilled Romaine

Grilled Romaine - So easy and so delicious!

This really is so easy but oh so good!!! Takes about 6 minutes on a hot grill and I could just eat this alone. I made a feta-cheese dressing for this one but you can use any favorite dressing to drizzle.

I head of Romaine for 2 people
Olive Oil

Wash and trim a head of Romaine

Take a large plate or platter and drizzle it with Olive Oil. Cut the Romaine in half and roll it in the oil until lightly coated. Add salt and pepper to the cut side.

Place on a hot Grill - cut side down for about 3 minutes until lightly charred. Turn over and cook for an additional 3 minutes until lightly wilted.

Drizzle with a dressing of your choice. I made this one up with about 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil, 2 Cloves Garlic, a tablespoon of Mayonaise and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar and some feta cheese. Mmmmmmm!


Here's another really good dressing to serve over this Romaine.

Hot Bacon Dressing 

 This is really very tasty and quite pungent! 


8 slices of thick bacon - diced

1/2 onion - diced

2 cloves of garlic chopped fine

1/2 cup of cider vinegar

1 cup of water1/2 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

1 tablespoon cornstarch 

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In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and keep it aside retaining about 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings. Add the onion and garlic to the drippings and saute until the onion is transparent and soft. Turn off the heat and add the vinegar, water, sugar and dijon mustard. Mix the cornstarch with a little cold water (about a tablespoon) and add to the sauce - mixing in well. Return to the heat and bring to a low boil, constantly stirring until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve it immediately over your greens or make it in advance and give it a quick reheat. This can also be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.


Shown above with 2 dressings over grilled romaine







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