by Tyler Baer, special to Edible DC
With as many names as flavors, this Chinese lettuce is best described as a mild, yet nutty mix of water chestnut, celery root and bok choy.
Championed as a versatile veggie obscure to most, but known by super savvy chefs, it’s rare to come by, so if you happen upon it while strolling through your neighborhood grocer or farm market – grab it!
Great for summer eating, its leaves cook up like spinach while the thick central stalk peels away to reveal a nearly translucent and green, celery-like crunchy core that’s perfect when sliced thin with carrots, mushrooms, and any summer squash. It’s extra scrumptious with a squeeze of olive oil and citrus to really make it pop.
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