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Jan 19, 2011 02:11 PM

Let's create a recipe for Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

I have some shrimp to use, and in an attempt to go a healthier route than scampi or ever shrimp tacos, I thought I would do lettuce wraps. I started looking at recipes and realized none of them are exactly what I want, so I thought we might put together a little thinktank and create something new!

The Rules:
1. Should be simple, with most ingredients already on hand (don't want to spend 45min prepping veggies and shrimp everytime I make what I hope to be one of my new go to meals!)
2. Asian inspired... Let's turn up the heat
3. No sweet salsas to top... Many recipes used mangos. I want this to taste fresh, but not too light!
4. Mushrooms can't be a key ingredient, as I'm not a fan ;)
5. What side will you serve with your wraps?

Can't wait to hear your ideas!

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  1. I don't think it should take 45 minutes to prep, but I do not see any recipes without some sort of vegetable...fresh or canned.

    Fine diced or Julienne:

    Water Chestnuts
    Bamboo Shoots
    Bean Sprouts
    Snow Pea Pods
    Sweet Red Pepper
    Chicken Stock
    Hoisin Sauce

    Wonton Noodle Soup

    3 Replies
    1. re: fourunder

      I'd add some chopped scallions to that list, and maybe leave out the bamboo shoots, as I think the water chestnuts will give the necessary crunch. But I may be biased because I dislike bamboo shoots. :)

      1. re: TorontoJo

        Have you ever had the Lettuce Wraps traditionally served during Chinese New Year's celebrations...

        Dried Oysters .....or the Poor Man's version with Chopped Clams.....very good.

        1. re: TorontoJo

          TorontoJo, you're right. Bamboo shoots bring nothing to the party. Water chestnuts, a must and maybe a* mild* Thai chili sauce to maintain the delicate shrimp taste.
          Side: Avocado salsa