Native to the eastern Mediterranean region and western Asia, lettuce has a long and distinguished history.
With depictions appearing in ancient Egyptian tombs, the cultivation of lettuce is thought to date back to at least 4500 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans held lettuce in high regard both as a food and for its therapeutic medicinal properties.
In China, where lettuce has been growing since the 5th century, lettuce represents good luck. It is served on birthdays, New Year's Day and other special occasions. Christopher Columbus introduced varieties of lettuce to North America during his second voyage in 1493. Lettuce was first planted in California, the lettuce capital of the United States, by the Spanish missionaries in the 17th century. Its popularity across the US did not become widespread until centuries later with the development of refrigeration and railway transportation.
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Fish Fillet Sandwich
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2 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons cornmeal
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
3 tablespoons tartar sauce
red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
In dish, combine cornmeal, flour and seasoned salt. Season fish with salt and pepper.
In skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Coat fish with season mixture. Place fish in skillet, cook about 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until fish flakes easily with fork.
To assemble, spread dollop of tartar sauce on bread, place fish on bread, top with onions and lettuce, then top with a slice of bread. Enjoy!
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