I’m in love with these yummy shrimp lettuce wraps!! They look so adorable and colorful! Plus they are healthy, light and easy to make. Did I mention that I’m in love with them?
I made these cuties for my parents-in-law and they enjoyed them so much! It’s a great appetizer when you want to impress your guests. Believe me. They vanished so fast I barely got to taste them!
These wraps are made with shrimp and pineapple pecan coleslaw. Yes, shrimp and pineapple in one dish. Something new for my taste buds and I was pleasantly surprised! Savory… Sweet… Tangy… Crunchy… Refreshing… It was like a paradise in my mouth!!
I guess I have to use lettuce leaves as wraps more often. It’s nice to replace bread or tortillas sometimes! If you haven’t tried this trick before, I highly recommend to do that. It’s healthy & fun!
- 1 head of lettuce
- 1 lb (450g) medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- juice from 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger , finely grated
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cabbage (I used 1 1/2 cups shredded white cabbage and 1 cup shredded red cabbage)
- 1/2 cup grated carrots
- 1 20 oz. can pineapple slices , drained and cut into chunks
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup toasted pecans , chopped
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
Combine soy sauce, olive oil, lime juice, honey, garlic and ginger in a zip-lock plastic bag and mix well. Add shrimp , seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, pineapple, sesame seeds and pecans. In a separate small bowl, whisk the vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, and honey. Toss the vegetable mixture with the vinaigrette and season with salt and black pepper.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook on one side for 2 min. Turn over and cook for another minute or two, till all shrimp are pink and seared nicely (don't overcook them or they'll be rubbery!).
Divide lettuce into leaves. Drain coleslaw, place a pile of the mixture into each lettuce cup and top with 3-4 shrimp. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!
Assemble the wraps just before serving.