Ngoc Minh Ngo
YieldsMakes 4 servings
Prep and Cook Time: about 20 minutes. Notes: Little Gem, a type of miniature romaine lettuce, is perfect for this recipe, but hearts of regular romaine work too.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

With the flat side of a knife, mash the anchovies to a paste. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, anchovy paste, and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2
2

Cut lettuces in half lengthwise, keeping leaves attached to cores. Brush all over with 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons anchovy dressing.

Step 3
3

Lay lettuces on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium-hot coals or medium-high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level for 5 to 6 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until lettuces are softened and streaked brown, about 8 minutes.

Step 4
4

Place lettuces cut side up on a platter. Drizzle remaining dressing over lettuces and top with manchego curls. Serve with lemon wedges.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 3 canned anchovy fillets, drained and finely chopped
 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  Salt and freshly ground pepper
 2 whole small Little Gem lettuces or 4 hearts of romaine, rinsed and patted dry
 1/8 pound manchego cheese, shaved into thin curls with a vegetable peeler
 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

Step 1
1

With the flat side of a knife, mash the anchovies to a paste. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, anchovy paste, and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2
2

Cut lettuces in half lengthwise, keeping leaves attached to cores. Brush all over with 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons anchovy dressing.

Step 3
3

Lay lettuces on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium-hot coals or medium-high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level for 5 to 6 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until lettuces are softened and streaked brown, about 8 minutes.

Step 4
4

Place lettuces cut side up on a platter. Drizzle remaining dressing over lettuces and top with manchego curls. Serve with lemon wedges.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Grilled Lettuces with Manchego