Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap

Flavored with curry, soy sauce, peppers and sesame oil, this Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap gives you an option that is lower carb and lower calorie.
Flavored with curry, soy sauce, peppers and sesame oil, this Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap gives you a wrap that is lower carb and lower calorie.

Want to eat light but don’t want to give up “sandwiches”? How about trying a Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap? 

Wraps are great! You can eat them with your hands, they can hold a lot of “stuff”… And if you make it a lettuce wrap, it might just help you avoid the Covid-15. Flavored with curry, soy sauce, peppers and sesame oil, this Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap gives you a wrap that is lower carb and lower calorie.

The idea for my Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap began when my Sunday blogging group decided to do sandwiches–and I was stymied. How could I make a sandwich low-carb? And if I succeeded would my carb-happy husband eat it?

Since I had previously done a Salmon BLAT lettuce wrap, I knew a wrap could work. I was even flush with good lettuce. The CSAs had delivered both butterhead (my favorite for lettuce wraps with its ability to, well, wrap) and Romaine (a close second) that week.  Flavored with curry, soy sauce, peppers and sesame oil, this Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap gives you a wrap that is lower carb and lower calorie.

And I had some delicious large shrimp. Fresh from Texas and sold out of a refrigerated truck.

When you’re buying shrimp, you may want to be aware of its origin. Southeast Asian shrimp farming operations have a reputation for labor abuses, environmental degradation and quality issues like the use of antibiotic sand preservatives that you may not want in your diet.

Consider trying to find American if you can. Or check out products certified by organizations like Global Aquaculture Alliance. See the NY Times for more information.

But while you ponder this, consider giving my Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap a try. I found it a perfect sandwich substitute, much lighter and loaded with flavor. Andeven my husband said it was a great break from another hamburger. 

Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap

Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap

Flavored with curry, soy sauce,peppers and sesame oil,Thai Shrimp Lettuce lets you eat a wrap that is lower carb and lower calorie.

Ingredients

Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliiced
  • ½ medium onion, sliced
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, ideally raw
  • 8 large lettuce leaves

Flavor Mix:

  • Zest from one lime
  • Juice from ½ a large lime, reserve the other half
  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon red curry paste or curry powder (may reduce if you are timid)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil

Garnish:

  • 1⁄3 cup choopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from reserved half lime

Instructions

Sautee peppers and onion in oil. When nearly tender add shrimp and garlic.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flavor mix. When shrimp is nearly done, stir in flavor mix and stir until incorporated.

Spoon on to lettuce leaves, allowing sufficient uncovered space for guests to “wrap”

Top with chopped cilantro & lime juice and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1506mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 29g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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Flavored with curry, soy sauce, peppers and sesame oil, this Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap gives you an option that is lower carb and lower calorie.

 

22 thoughts on “Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap

  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    This is my kind of lunch! We also get the Southeast Asian prawns (as we call them) here, but I refuse to buy them. I also look for sustainably fished local prawns. BTW, I have finally managed to add your feed to my reader. I am so pleased 🙂

    1. Inger Post author

      Hooray on getting the feed to work! And for sustainable seafood! Don’t you love eating with zero guilt!

  2. Audrey

    Quick, easy, flavorful and healthy, what’s not to love about this. My CSA has been delivering anemone lettuce the past few weeks, which while delicious is not exactly the best for wraps.

    1. Inger Post author

      I couldn’t believe the planets aligned on this Audrey. With my usual luck, I’d have gotten spring mix 😉

  3. Christie

    I think I have some Thai red curry paste in the fridge, too. I always keep some on hand because it’s so good! Especially with shrimp like these wraps.

    1. Inger Post author

      Hi Kathy–long time, no see! Nice to see you are blogging again. We were almost up in the UP to do our Global Entry interviews in Sault but they canceled everything with Covid :(. Hope you have been well.

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