Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Recipe is a low-carb dish consisting of juicy shrimp, creamy sour cream with seasoning, and bell peppers held together by crispy lettuce.

These lettuce wraps are a healthy alternative to flour-based tortillas – ideal for those following a keto diet or with gluten allergies.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS GRILLED SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS RECIPE?

Lettuce wraps are popular in many cuisines that can vary in the types of fillings with the use of lettuce wraps instead of bread or tortillas.

The lettuce acts as a liquid-proof base that provides a crispy texture that’s soft and easily pliable. It also provides a carb-free alternative, usually making this dish a healthy option for those wanting to reduce their carbs and lose weight.

ARE THESE GRILLED SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS HEALTHY?

Absolutely! These shrimp lettuce wraps are a great source of protein, healthy fats, fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

Using lettuce wraps instead of traditional flour wraps makes these green wraps low in carbs – perfect for those following a ketogenic diet.

HOW SHOULD I STORE THESE GRILLED SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS?

These grilled shrimp lettuce wraps are best enjoyed immediately after assembling. I don’t recommend storing these lettuce wraps once assembled, as the lettuce will lose that crispy crunch and become soggy.

If you have leftover ingredients from making these lettuce wraps, store them separately in the fridge in airtight containers for 2-3 days.

Leftover stored shrimp can be added to fresh lettuce leaves with freshly mixed sour cream and bell peppers.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY SHRIMP IS COOKED?

Cooked shrimp will turn pink and opaque. It should take 2-3 minutes per side to cook your shrimp, but this can vary depending on the size of the shrimp. I’ve used Jumbo shrimp for these lettuce wraps, but smaller shrimp could also be used.

It’s best to keep a close watch when cooking the shrimp to ensure they don’t become tough and rubbery.

WHAT’S THE BEST LETTUCE TO USE FOR THESE LETTUCE WRAPS?

I’ve used Bibb lettuce for these wraps, but you can also use Iceberg lettuce, butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, or even cabbage.

WHAT VARIATIONS CAN I MAKE TO THESE GRILLED SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS?

  • Greek yogurt can be used instead of sour cream.
  • Add spices and seasoning to these lettuce wraps, such as smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, or garlic powder.
  • Shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, and diced tomatoes can be added to these lettuce wraps.
  • Mix peanut sauce, hoisin sauce, or sesame ginger dressing into the creamy sour cream for extra flavor.
  • Top these lettuce wraps with chopped peanuts, sliced scallions, chopped cilantro, or crispy wonton strips.
  • If you don’t like shrimp, fill these lettuce wraps with chicken, tofu, or ground pork.

TIPS FOR MAKING GRILLED SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS

  • Choose fresh, high-quality ingredients when making these shrimp lettuce wraps.
  • You can marinate the shrimp for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Marinating shrimp adds deeper flavor and juiciness. Use a simple marinade of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice, or experiment with different flavors.
  • Make it easier to grill the shrimp by threading them onto skewers before placing them on the grill. This will also help prevent the shrimp from falling through the grates.
  • Rinse the lettuce leaves and pat them dry before using them as a wrap. Removing the stem end of the lettuce leaves will make it easier to roll the wraps.

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Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Recipe

These grileld shrimp lettuce wraps are a delicious meal, and an easy recipe to double!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 Peeled Jumbo Shrimp
  • 1 Small head of Bibb Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup of All Natural Sour Cream
  • A pinch of Cayenne Pepper (or Asian 5 spice)
  • a pinch of White Pepper
  • 2 Sweet Bell peppers (I used different colors for beauty)

Instructions

  • To Prep ahead of time, cut, clean, and dice sweet bell peppers. You want tiny minced pieces.
  • In a small bowl, mix sour cream, cayenne pepper, white pepper, and half of the diced peppers. Place in the fridge to keep chilled.
  • Separate and wash your Bibb lettuce leaves, and place on napkin to dry.
  • Cook your shrimp on the grill (or sear in a pan) until cooked.
  • Allow shrimp to cool off before assembling the wraps.
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    12 Comments

    1. I love shrimp, and though I have never had a lettuce wrap, I know they’d be much healthier than a tortilla or other carb. I may have to try this!

    2. Thanks for this healthy recipe David. I’m looking for good ones like this- I will be trying this one!!

    3. I have had chicken lettuce wraps before and loved them … I don’t do seafood but they are pretty! and I only do colored peppers myself.. Red /Orange/Yellow.. Green are just.. no.. lol

    4. We love lettuce wraps for all kinds of “salads” and meats. I never thought to use shrimp but definitely adding to our menu plan soon. They look and sound delicious!

      1. I’ve been using lettuce leaves as my “bread” for sustenance, so to speak lol. Super yummy!

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