Grilled Baby Gem lettuce and peas

Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 20:24

  • Serves: 8
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: French


  • 25g butter
  • 5g mustard seeds 
  • 4 heads Baby Gem lettuce
  • 450g (1 small bag) frozen peas, defrosted 
  • Salt and pepper


This is a tasty way to use up the lettuce hiding in the salad drawer and the peas that have been lurking in the freezer forever. It is also pretty good with a piece of fish. A few pickled caperberries and green beans go nicely in here too if you have some around, but are in no way essential.

Melt the butter in a hot griddle or frying pan until it browns slightly, then add the mustard and fry until the seeds pop.

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Cut the lettuce into quarters and place in the pan to brown on both sides until it has a nice colour. Pour in the peas and cook for a further five minutes, until heated through. Season and serve immediately.