Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

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Hussein loves Asian food. From Thai to Japanese to Vietnamese to American takes on Asian flavors.

I also love Asian Cuisine and don’t cook it often enough. We generally get take out Pho or go out for sushi!

But I need to do a better job of using these flavors (& the personalized chop sticks my friend Rana got us) in my kitchen!

personalized chop sticks, chop sticks, cool chop sticks

When planning my dinner menu for the week, I try to mix up the proteins and styles of cooking to keep things interesting.

But I also don’t want to spend two hours making dinner. Because in the words of Sweet Brown:

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I’ve made lettuce wraps several times at home and learned that butter lettuce make for the best ‘lettuce wrap’ vessel. 

butter lettuce, lettuce close up, lettuce wrapsAnd it is such a beautiful lettuce. 

This recipe is really simple, as is the peanut sauce to accompany it (the base is peanut butter).

Feel free to add/substitute any of the vegetable toppings and use what you like! Cooking is fun and recipes are simply a guide.. make them your own 🙂

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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Serves 4
Easy, flavorful, shrimp lettuce wraps with Peanut Sauce
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
344 calories
17 g
239 g
17 g
32 g
3 g
299 g
1507 g
5 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
299g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344
Calories from Fat 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
27%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 239mg
80%
Sodium 1507mg
63%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A
94%
Vitamin C
66%
Calcium
16%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
  1. 1 pound extra large (26-30 count) shrimp, de-veined and shelled
  2. 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  3. 1/4 cup diced onion
  4. 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  5. 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  6. 2 tablespoons sesame oil (can use canola oil)
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Chinese all spice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Toppings
  1. 1 head butter lettuce, washed, cored and leaves seperated
  2. 1/2 cup julienned daikon radish
  3. 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  4. 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  5. 1/4 cup peeled edamame
  6. 2 tablespoons cilantro
  7. lime wedges
Peanut Sauce
  1. 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  2. 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  3. 1 tablespoon chili paste
  4. 2 tablespoons cold water
  5. pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Combine shrimp, lime juice, all spice, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Heat sesame oil in skillet and pour shrimp into the hot oil.
  3. Add in the bell pepper and onion.
  4. Cook until the shrimp form a "c" shape; if they are an "o" shape they are overcooked. About 7-8 minutes
  5. Make peanut sauce by combining crunchy peanut butter, Thai chili paste, fresh lime juice, water and salt until well incorporated
Assembly
  1. Assemble lettuce wraps by layering shrimp saute then adding your favorite toppings and the peanut sauce
  2. Enjoy 🙂
Notes
  1. You may choose to add 1 cup cooked rice noodles to shrimp!
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calories
344
fat
17g
protein
32g
carbs
17g
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16 Comments

  1. Yummm these sound so delicious! I love making lettuce wraps and I totally agree with you – butter lettuce is where it’s at! I’ve tried with ice berg before and it just wasn’t the same.

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