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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Lettuce forms a crispy shell that’s full of possibilities, depending on what’s in your fridge. Swap shrimp for cooked chicken, pork or tofu. Mix in any veggies you want: carrots, broccoli, snow peas and chopped zucchini are all fantastic add-ins. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 6 green onions
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 8 large lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

2 lettuce wraps equals 306 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 777 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Using a vegetable peeler, shave carrots lengthwise into very thin strips. Slice white parts of green onions; cut each green top in half lengthwise.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; stir-fry until shrimp turn pink. Remove from pan.
  3. Stir-fry pepper and carrots in remaining oil 4 minutes. Add white parts of onions; stir-fry 1-2 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Add 1/3 cup soy sauce mixture to pan. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp; heat through. Place 1/4 cup rice on each lettuce leaf; top with 1/2 cup shrimp mixture. Drizzle with remaining soy sauce mixture and roll up. Tie each with a green onion strip. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Lettuce Wraps in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014

Nutritional Facts

2 lettuce wraps equals 306 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 777 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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