Grilled Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Grilled Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese Dressing

Serving Size - 4 people


2 hearts of romaine lettuce, cut in half lengthwise Olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper Blue Cheese Dressing (below) 4 Slices of Apple-wood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled

Blue Cheese Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream 4-8 ounces crumbled blue cheese, depending on taste 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 ½ tablespoons grated shallot 2 cloves garlic, grated Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Grilling Method: Indirect/Medium Low Heat

Combine the above ingredients and refrigerate for at least three hours, (this lets the flavors develop.) This recipe will make 2 cups.

Lightly brush lettuce all over, taking care not to break the leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using a pair of tongs, place the lettuce directly on the cooking grates cut side down for 2-3 minutes. Do not grill longer, the lettuce should be slightly crisp. Remove to a clean platter and let sit 5 minutes.

Place half a heart of romaine on each plate, drizzle with blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with bacon bits.Serve immediately.

SaladElizabeth Karmel