Ginger Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, made with sherry, ginger and garlic, are the perfect appetizer or entrée. Ready in just 15 minutes! #lettucewraps #easyshrimprecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Ginger Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Jessica Formicola
Ginger Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, made with sherry, ginger and garlic, are the perfect appetizer or entrée. Ready in just 15 minutes!
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Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1/2 pound shrimp deveined and cut into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated or finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic grated or finely minced

Vinaigrette

Toppings

  • 2 tablespoons carrots grated or finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons scallions cut at an angle
  • 12 Butter lettuce
  • Crispy Chow Mein Noodles or rice noodles

Instructions

  1. Start by making the shrimp. Heat sesame oil in a medium skillet until nearly smoking. Add chopped shrimp, water chestnuts, fine sea salt and smoked paprika, cook for 2 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking. Add sherry, ginger and garlic. Continue to cook until shrimp are fully cooked and opaque, approximately an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a small container or bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the Vinaigrette, set aside.
  3. To serve, place all garnishes in their own bowl, as well as the vinaigrette and shrimp mix. Place all ingredients into a Bibb or Butter lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: You can also choose to use Bibb, butter, romaine or iceberg lettuce.