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Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

By Jason Fung, MD

Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

These low carb Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps make a quick, easy and healthy meal. A great way to get Thai flavors without the junky take-out. Recipe from All Day I Dream About Food
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Marinate 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 6
Calories 183 kcal

Ingredients
  

Thai Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled, deveined, tails removed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Thai seasoning paste
  • 1 tsp chili pepper paste (more if you like it hotter)
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce separated into leaves
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

Cilantro Lime Mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp cilantro paste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, fresh
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with Thai seasoning paste and chili pepper paste. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to marinate.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add butter or oil and swirl to coat. Add shrimp in a single layer and let cook 2 minutes, then toss and continue to sauté until cooked through, 1 or 2 more minutes.
  • Divide shrimp among 8 lettuce leaves (4 or 5 shrimp per leaf, depending on the size of your shrimp). Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and season to taste.

Cilantro Lime Mayo

  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, cilantro paste, garlic paste, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and drizzle over shrimp.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Amount per Serving
Calories
183
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
205
mg
68
%
Sodium
 
686
mg
30
%
Potassium
 
153
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
447
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
118
mg
12
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Dinners + Mains
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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