Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Asian Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

The last time I was this excited about shrimp was when I came across these. It's not often you have everything in the house for something not only decent but delectable! Well, this past weekend we had a simple BBQ with just burgers, corn on the cob & a favorite Artichoke Dip. But I needed to do a little somethin' somethin' that I could get excited about.  I came across this recipe from Paula Deen but I tweaked it so much I will just write it as my own but link you to the original here.

These were so good as an appetizer that I had them as my main meal this evening for something quick, easy & deliciously satisfying!!!


3 tblsp fresh lime juice
1 tblsp vegetable oil
1 tblsp sesame oil
2 tblsp soy sauce, divided
1 tsp ginger
1-2 tsp garlic powder
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled & deveined (or chicken)
1/2 bell pepper, green or red or orange
1/4 cup onion or scallions
1 tblsp hoisin sauce
1 pkg romaine lettuce, trimmed to make little cups (or Bibb)
Sweet garlic chili sauce for garnish (optional)
Slivered almonds or lightly salted roasted peanuts (optional)


In medium bowl, combine lime juice, 1 tblsp vegetable oil, sesame oil, 1 tblsp soy sauce, ginger & garlic. Add shrimp & marinate in fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat medium skillet with cooking spray. Add bell pepper & onion. Cook for 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add shrimp & marinade & cook for 3 minutes until shrimp are pink. Do not overcook. Take off heat. Stir in 1 tblsp soy sauce & 1 tblsp hoisin sauce.

Using a slotted spoon, spoon a few tblsp into each romaine lettuce cup. Add a little chili sauce & garnish with either slivered almonds or roasted peanuts.


{1st time I made them with some slivered almonds for crunch}



{2nd time was with some roasted peanuts. Both yum}

{My Thoughts}


I bought the already prepared romaine lettuce equivalent to one head of lettuce. I trimmed them even further to make a small cup that fits in the palm of your hands. Use the remaining for salad! Since the shrimp mixture is a wet one, I purposely say to use a slotted spoon to fill your lettuce wraps, but you may want to use a tiny spoon to put just a little of the marinade in your wrap as well. 


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43 comments:

FROGGITY! said...

now those look wonderful! i love lettuce wraps. those would definitely go along with a low carb diet! :) thanks for posting, i am buying some shrimp tomorrow and will have to try it!

Kristina P. said...

Mmmmmmmm, delicious!

Scary Mommy said...

I adore lettuce wraps and those look amazing. Jeff claims to be allergic to shrimp so these babies are all mine!!

~Marie~ said...

I love shrimp! I can't wait to make this.

Oh BTW, I made the Caramelized Chili Shrimp again for my older brother's friend who is up visiting from Mexico. He said he was not happy with the food here in America because it has no spice or flavor. But he loved those shrimp! It was the first thing he ate here that he absolutely enjoyed.

Jason, as himself said...

This may make me rethink my rethinking of my relationship with shrimp. I used to hate it. Then I LOVED it. Now I'm not quite sure.

But this looks like enough to get me off of the fence.

Chef Chuck said...

I like shrimp wraps yours look really good!! :)

Christy said...

I love lettuce wraps, but have never made them at home. I like the fact that you use romaine lettuce in this recipe. I don't even buy iceberg, because there is obviously no nutritional value to it. I make tacos with romaine lettuce instead of taco shells. They are wonderful!

Michelle said...

Ooo, I love lettuce wraps. Shrimp I think I might skip, but I'd totally do these with chicken! Have you ever used Bibb lettuce for these? They're the perfect shape with no trimming required.

Kelly said...

I love shrimp and these look positively yummy!

Sara said...

Lettuce wraps are my favorite, I've never had them with shrimp before. I must try this!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh this looks so fresh and summery!

Debbie said...

I love lettuce wraps and these look so darn good!

B said...

Oh my. Oh me oh my. Those do look like something I need to chow down.

Did I tell you I got your package? What a weekend, I can't even remember if I did or not. Anyways, I did, and I'm digging in to see what I have to try making. Thanks again!

Briony said...

delicious....i love lettuce wraps of all kinds! i am excited to try this out :)

simpledaisy said...

Those look super yummy!! I might have to give shrimp a whirl!!!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those look so awesome. Pretty Shrimp which is one of my favorite things.

ModernMom said...

I've only been following for a short time but have to say this looks to be my fave of all your dishes I've read so far! Looks amazing! Thanks for posting :)

Wibeche og Rune said...

This look so yummy:) I love shrimp. It`s my favorite food.

W

Deanna said...

I have been looking for a little "somethin' somethin'" to take to my sister's house on Sunday for appetizers. I just found it. Looks wonderful!

Maria said...

So bright and colorful! Great meal idea!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Ewwww... I am so not into food like that. LOL

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Life with Kaishon said...

I just love lettuce wraps! These look delectable!

Woman Interrupted said...

This is going to be our Good Friday supper! Thanks. And the artichoke dip looks heavenly. I have some blue corn chips that will be the perfect pairing.

Angela said...

Yum!! These look so beautiful and springy. I am with you on the "needing to make something fun" part. My hubby always says I am a great cook but he is just as happy eating "simple" stuff. LOL I told him I'll try to work favorites in among the new stuff, because there are too many things to try to just eat the same things all the time!

Love ya!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Have I told you I love coming to your blog! YUM!

Fresh Mommy said...

Yum!! I love lettuce wraps and these just look delish!!! You've done it again! I'm drooling.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

angie said...

Looks delicious!

Samantha said...

Looks and sounds so good, a light, shrimp dish for springtime, will try soon ! Thanks so much for sharing !

Reeni♥ said...

They look positively delicious! I am a such a shrimp lover. These look nice and light and spicy, yum!

Pam said...

Beautiful, healthy and so delicious. Nicely done.

Michelle said...

I love me some lettuce wraps!

Coco said...

This will definetely be on our plate this week. Maybe tomorrow.

Low carb and with shrimp! PERFECT!

thecleanveggie said...

holy moly those sound AMAZING :)
love lettuce wraps and shrimp!

thecleanveggie.wordpress.com

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Never tried lettuce wraps with shrimp. Very cool idea.

UnfinishedMom said...

Oh my these look scrumptious!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love this recipe. Sounds great. I like your new blog header.

Ronda said...

Have not tried these yet, but are on my list. Your look amazing! I'll give them a go!
XOXO

Brenda said...

This looks so amazing and so easy.

Life, Love And Lola said...

YUM! And they look healthy too!

Carrie said...

Ummm, you have a shrimp addiction...

It's okay. I'm a recovering shrimp-a-holic. I'll help you through this.

But first, we need a little appetizer. I think these lettuce wraps will work...

heehee

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