Ssambap – Lettuce wrap

Min Hee Hill Gardens of Sebastopol currently has five kinds of lettuce including Korean Red Curl  – a sturdy, large leafed lettuce – perfect for wrapping tasty little bundles.  Here is a traditional recipe for ssambap     And here is a Thai version of the lettuce wrap.   Or just let your imagination be your guide.

Korean Red Lettuce has been grown for over five hundred years and now has found a happy home in Sonoma County.  This variety produces green leaves with a  reddish margin.  It’s fast growing plant and can be harvested in 30 days . The leaves are delicious with excellent flavor, good raw or cooked . In Korea, a  large single leaf is often used in wrapping and eaten with the cooked or stir fried food.  An excellent lettuce for home garden and fresh market.

When you shop at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market you don’t just find lettuce you will find the perfect lettuce for your recipe.