Am I late to the grilled romaine party? Is this a thing that everyone forgot to tell me about? All I know is, I recently tried it for the first time at a restaurant and had to make my own version at home. Now, I want this grilled romaine with toasted walnuts and Parmesan every day. Where has it been all my life?
In case you’re as clueless as I was mere weeks ago, when you grill romaine hearts, they get a delicious, smoky flavor that makes you weak in the knees. (This is a proven fact, based on my careful experimentation.) I mean, it turns plain lettuce into the showstopping star of your meal. And, the romaine gets gorgeous grill lines!
All I did was brush my indoor grill pan with olive oil, heat it on medium high, and throw on the romaine hearts for three minutes per side (six minutes total). Then, I added toasted walnuts (they take two minutes in a pan on the stove), shaved Parmesan, and the simplest of vinaigrettes. Yum!!!
Have you ever tried grilled romaine?
(Recipe Source: Inspired by a grilled romaine salad I ate in an Italian restaurant. I added the toasted walnuts.)