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Spicy Asian Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Spicy Asian Shrimp Lettuce Cups
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10

These Spicy Asian Shrimp Lettuce Cups pack a delicious kick and are the perfect fresh appetizer or light dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Bev Cooks
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

1
pound shrimp
2
tablespoon Sriracha sauce
4
cloves garlic, minced
2
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1
head butter or boston lettuce, leaves separated
1
red bell pepper, diced
1
carrot, julienned
3
scallions, thinly sliced
1/4
cup cilantro
1/4
cup soy sauce for drizzling
1
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
3
ounces thin rice noodles

Steps

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  • 1
    In a sealable plastic bag, combine the shrimp, 2 tbs. oil, sriracha sauce and garlic. Seal and toss bag to coat the shrimp. Marinate at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  • 2
    Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer and sear on one side for 2 minutes; flip and sear 30 more seconds. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • 3
    To the pan, add the last tbsp. oil and add the diced red bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper and saute for 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a sauce pan and cook the rice noodles until soft, 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • 5
    In each lettuce cup, start with the rice noodles. Then add the red pepper, followed by the carrots. Add 3 or 4 shrimp per cup and garnish with scallions and cilantro. Drizzle a little bit of soy sauce into each one.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
2g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Looking for an easy appetizer or light dinner that's fresh and simple to make with just enough heat to clear the sinuses, then these Spicy Asian Shrimp Lettuce Cups are just the recipe you need. Addicting sriracha sauce join forces with a bucket of minced garlic and marinate a bunch of shrimp for an hour. And then nicely cradle those beautiful shrimp inside crisp lettuce cups with julienned carrots, diced red bell pepper and delicate rice noodles. Drizzle soy sauce inside each of the cups so you can devour.
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