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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Jul 5, 2020
Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps – These shrimp lettuce wraps pack a flawless combination of flavors and textures: grilled shrimp with sautéed red peppers, carrots, and zucchini wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf. Plus, you’ll love the peanut dipping sauce. This lettuce wraps recipe is so tasty and easy to whip up for a quick lunch or a casual dinner!

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Ingredients list for the Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

The lettuce wraps peanut sauce

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Directions

1. To make the shrimp lettuce wraps: in a bowl, combine all ingredients (peanut butter, rice vinegar, coconut milk, soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic) until smooth, and set aside. You can use your blender for a creamier texture.

2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add raw shrimp and cook until golden, about 2 – 3 minutes.

3. Stir in crushed chili pepper, cumin, ginger, onion and cook for 1 minute. Add zucchini and soy sauce and cook for 1 minute, then add carrot, jalapeño, garlic, bell pepper, and chives. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes more, vegetables should be still crunchy. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the shrimp and vegetable mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style. Serve the shrimp lettuce wraps along with the remaining cooking juice if you like. Don’t forget to dip in the peanut sauce — Enjoy!

Quick tips to make this shrimp lettuce wraps recipe

How to make the shrimp filling for the lettuce wraps

This lettuce wraps recipe is very straightforward! There is, however, one very important step and that is to cook shrimp and vegetables. Making sure the shrimp is nice and crispy is essential for the overall flavor and texture! Shrimp cook very FAST, so it’s imperative to watch your shrimp and make sure they don’t overcook. Make sure the veggies are nice and crispy.

What is the best lettuce to make the lettuce wraps?

There are different varieties of lettuce that we recommend when making these shrimp lettuce wraps:

  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Green Leaf Lettuce

Just be sure to choose a lettuce’s head that has large leaves with good quality to use as a wrap!

Which shrimp to use for the lettuce wraps?

Prefer extra-large or jumbo shrimp. They’re meaty and juicy! Look at the count number on the or bag. Something like 16-20 is perfect. Buy shrimp already deveined, shelled and cleaned, so prepping will be much quicker!

The sauce for the shrimp lettuce wraps

These lettuce wraps have a simple sauce that really is the key element that makes them so good. The ingredients for the sauce are soy sauce, grated garlic, rice vinegar, peanut butter, coconut milk, honey and fresh ginger.

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