Last summer in a fit of nostalgia I bought a packet of butterhead lettuce seeds. Those of a certain age will know exactly what I mean; when I was a child it was pretty much the only type of lettuce available to buy in this country. With very little attention* it turned out to be one of our best crops and from a taste perspective far better than I remembered.
Served like this.
As a side note the vinaigrette dressing is from a recipe by Nora Ephron who wrote the screenplay of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.
The butterhead lettuce variety is Dynamite. The seeds are from Thompson & Morgan.
*If you’re wondering about slugs, they were far more interested in the broad bean leaves.