Archive | January, 2011

Asian Shrimp & Veggie Lettuce Wraps

1 Jan

The beautiful Bibb Lettuce that we purchased this week at the Farmer’s Market reminded me of the delicious lettuce wraps I used to eat while dining out.  The outer leaves were so beautiful and perfect for wrapping that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make some lettuce wraps of my own – and I thought Asian Shrimp wraps were just the ticket!

Here is some recipe inspiration for you so you can create your own wraps!

Our Asian Marinade
Soy Sauce
Grated Ginger
Lime
Fresh Garlic, sliced

Shrimp Filling
Shrimp – sliced in half and then diced
Finely diced red onion, scallions and carrots and celery
Thinly slice mushrooms

Combine the onions, scallions, shrimp and mushrooms in the marinade and let rest for at least 30 minutes (I suggest enjoying a nice glass of wine like we did!)

When you are ready to cook, first add some olive oil to a large saute pan and warm it over high heat.  Once warmed, add the celery and carrots to soften a bit.  Next, add the shrimp, onion and mushroom mixture with all of the marinade.  Cook until the shrimp are fully cooked and the marinade cooks down a bit.

Now you’re ready to fill your lettuce leaves and enjoy!

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