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Romaine dinghy

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for romaine dinghy from Saltie, New York.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Romaine dinghy
"On a recent trip to New York I had the most amazing lettuce sandwich at Saltie. Would it be possible to print the recipe?"
Shiv Freeman, Gosford, NSW
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  • 1 cos lettuce, large leaves separated and each cut widthways into 3 pieces
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped anchovy fillets (about 6)
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 focaccia rolls, halved
  • 160 gm whole-egg mayonnaise


  • 1
    Combine lettuce with radish, chives, anchovies, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl, toss to combine and season to taste.
  • 2
    Spread focaccia bases and tops with mayonnaise, pile cos mixture onto bases, then sandwich with tops and serve.


Note This sandwich recipe from New York sandwich bar Saltie is a winner in its delicious simplicity. At Saltie the kitchen makes its own focaccia and mayonnaise, but we've substituted store-bought to save time.