What's Butterhead Lettuce?

August 24, 2022

What's Butterhead Lettuce?

Meet Butterhead, one of our more popular lettuces that we grow. Butterhead Lettuce grows into large flower-like heads with tender leaves. The leaves have a slightly sweet taste with a light crunch. Not only is Butterhead beautiful, it is highly nutritious too. 

Nutritional Benefit:

  • High in vitamins A, C, & K
  • Boosts skin, bone, and immune health
  • Good source of minerals, including iron, potassium, & manganese
  • Contains beneficial substances, such as folate & antioxidants 

Storage Tip:

Fresh from the farm, our Buttterhead Lettuce will last refrigerated 2-3 weeks. To keep crisp, wrap lettuce heads in paper towels and seal in a plastic bag. 


Favorite Ways to Use it:

  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Salads
  • Lettuce Wraps

Here is one of our lettuce wrap recipes, trust us, it’s a crowd pleaser! 

Recipe:
Korean Beef and Herb Lettuce Wrap 

Ingredients:

For the beef:

  • 1 ½ lbs organic grass-fed rib-eye steak
  • ½ c soy sauce 
  • 3 T coconut sugar (or granulated sugar) + 1 T for finishing sauce
  • ⅔ c beef bone broth (or hearty broth of any kind)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 t black pepper, ground
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 1 ½ T local honey
  • 1 bosc pear, thinly sliced
  • Redmond Real Salt, to taste

For the rice:

  • 1 c sushi rice 
  • 1 c water
  • 2 t seasoned rice vinegar

For serving:

  • 2 butter lettuce heads
  • microgreens
  • pickled red onions
  • fresh herbs (mint, cilantro, thai basil, etc.)
  • radishes, thinly sliced
  • carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • scallions, chopped
  • garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • sriracha 
  • chile flake

Preparation:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, sugar, broth, garlic, scallions, pepper, sesame oil, honey, and pear. Stir steak into marinade and let sit for 20-30 minutes in refrigerator.
  2. Preheat grill on high. 
  3. Rinse rice until water runs clear. Pour rice into medium pot and combine with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to low and cook for 12-13 minutes. DO NOT lift the lid while cooking. Once finished, remove lid. Fluff rice and combine with vinegar. 
  4. Sear steak on grill until browned and cooked to medium rare (130 degrees F). DO NOT discard the marinade. 
  5. Let finished steak rest 5-10 minutes, then slice across the grain into ¼” thick strips. 
  6. While steak is resting, pour marinade into a small saucepan and stir in 1 T of sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce to desired consistency.  
  7. Place a few slices of steak into the Butterhead leaves, spoon finished marinade over steak, and fill with toppings of choice. Enjoy! 




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