Flash in the Pan Romaine

  • Yield: 4 servings

You can substitute virtually any type of leafy green for this side dish, which pairs beautifully with sautéed shrimp and wild rice.


2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 hearts of romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
1tablespoon shaved Parmesan Reggiano or Asiago cheese


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and saute one minute, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Add romaine and stir frequently, sauteing for 2 1/2  to  3 minutes (or until mostly wilted.) Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Serve warm.