February 24, 2014
Minutina (Plantago coronopus) also called, Buck-horn’s Plaintain or Erba Stella is an Italian heirloom green grown for its subtle nutty taste and crunchy texture. With its spunky rosette tufts, it resembles miniature mizuna. This hardy green can be used in salads throughout the winter.
Minutina is a great addition to salad mixes for variety in leaf shape and texture. It can also be stir fried with other vegetables or used as an edible bed for seafood, cooked vegetables and meat medallions. It is an ideal garnish for main entrées.
For the ultimate in simplicity, try pan frying a handful of minutina leaves in a buttered frying pan with fresh snipped chives and a fresh egg cracked on top.