These Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are bursting with Asian flavors and vegetables. The shrimp and vegetables are quickly sauteed and then tossed in a special sauce. Serve family style at the table and let everyone make their own. Kids and grown-ups alike find these irresistible.
Ingredients for Shrimp Lettuce Wraps:
2 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
1 pound shrimp
1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can water chestnuts, diced
1/4 cup hoison sauce
1 tablespoon low sodium tamari Sauce
4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
Boston Bibb lettuce
Time-Saving Tip: All of the vegetables can be prepped ahead of time. It will make cooking the dish a breeze.
Let's see what we need.
Now we can start cooking.
This is an easy recipe to prepare but there is a bit of chopping. I would prep all of the ingredients that need chopping and set them aside. Also, I purchased diced water chestnuts so I didn't have to cut them. If you only find whole ones at the market just dice them up.
Combine the hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, Sriracha, and tamari. Set aside.
I purchased large shrimp. But for this dish, I wanted smaller pieces. After removing the tail, I cut each large shrimp in fourths.
Clean and dry lettuce.
Heat the pan add oil to medium heat. Add the carrots and the shallot s and saute for about 1-2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium high and add the shrimp. Cook for another minute until some of the shrimp are starting to change color. This will take another minute. As the shrimp start to turn pink add the water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, peppers and then scallions. Toss to combine and cook for about a minute. Add the sauce and distribute evenly. Heat thru and serve.
It's ready. Doesn't it look delicious? Everyone can make their own wraps. I like to serve these wraps with rice and chopped cilantro for those who might want to add some to these wraps.
These are so good, you, your family and guests will love them. There are never any leftovers but if you make a few batches you might be lucky enough to have some for lunch the next day.