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What Does Butter Lettuce Taste Like?
Most people are acquainted with iceberg, but you may not know its more flavorful cousin, butter lettuce. Bibb or Boston lettuce, as it's frequently called, doesn't taste like butter, but it's one of the sweeter kinds of lettuces.
Butter lettuce is mild but far from bland. Some heads of butter lettuce may even have a slightly bitter taste, but even so, they'll still be more sweet than bitter.
Butter Lettuce Texture
This is where this lettuce earns its name. Butter lettuce texture is very smooth, almost creamy as you chew it—like butter. But it's also firm and crisp, a bit like baby spinach.
This is one of the silkiest lettuces you can buy. For this reason, the texture is what's most enjoyable about it in sandwiches, wraps and salads.
Is Butter Lettuce the Same as Romaine Lettuce?
If you have access to either romaine or butter lettuce, you can make these Asian-style lettuce wraps. Here's everything you'll need:
- Hoisin sauce
- Soy sauce or tamari
- Rice vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Neutral oil
- Extra firm tofu
- Cremini mushrooms
- Water chestnuts
- Red pepper flakes
- Green onions
- Butter lettuce (or romaine)