Monday, March 14, 2011

Grilled Romaine

I just made this and it was so freakin' good.  Here's how to make it and believe me, you want to make this.

I got the idea for this from one of my favorite restaurants.  It's called Cafe Muse and if you live in the area, you simply must go there.  It's in Royal Oak and we went there for dinner with some friends and Moe had this as her salad.  She gave me a bite and I couldn't get over how good it tasted.

I finally got the urge to make this myself and here's what I did:

  • Romaine Hearts
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
Wash one of the romaine hearts.  Slice down the middle, keeping the root attached to hold the leaves together.  Dry as well as you can.  

Heat a griddle or pan on medium.  Brush one side of the romaine with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.  When the pan is hot, place the oiled side down on the griddle.  Brush the other side with olive oil and season.  Cook each side for 3-4 minutes until it browns a bit.  Remove and sprinkle thoroughly with grated Parmesan Cheese.

Drizzle with dressing of your choice.  I used the Lemon Vinaigrette recipe I made a couple weeks ago and it was perfect.



  1. Oooooh that sounds delish! Like a wilted / warm Caesar salad. And it involves cheese which next to chocolate is on my top 10 list!

  2. I just bought a huge bag of Romaine and I want to try this. THanks!

  3. Rosey and Sue, I would love to know what you think if you get a chance to make this.

  4. Oh, that sounds tasty... I definitely want to give this a try; thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Yummmm! I love romaine as salad, and have cooked it in my chicken soup a long with spinach, but I have never had it grilled. Looks and sounds delicious! I got to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sue...I'm so glad. I'm making it again tomorrow for a dinner I'm making for a couple of girl friends. It so easy and so good.

  8. I cannot wait to give this a try. I have three heads in the refrigerator. I must have know a wonderful recipe was headed my way! Thanks!

  9. This looks really simple and yummy!! I just found out that I'm a lactard though, so not sure if I should give it a try...

  10. so, I think I am going to try this! seems crazy to me to wilt a perfectly good heart of lettuce, but I am going to trust you on this one! I will let you know!!

  11. Seems like everyone is loving this idea with the romaine hearts. A certain person that left a comment here even posted a photo of her roasted romaine on facebook.

    How'd you get so smart?