Spicy Asian Shrimp Lettuce Cups
tablespoon Sriracha sauce
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
head butter or boston lettuce, leaves separated
scallions, thinly sliced
cup soy sauce for drizzling
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
ounces thin rice noodles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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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;
*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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