Stir Fried Shrimp in Lettuce Cups


Stir Fried Shrimp in Lettuce Cups

  • 1 lb. small shrimp (but not tiny bay shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • Cut each shrimp in half across the body
  • 1 onion chopped coarsely
  • 1  2″ piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1-2 Serrano peppers seeded, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper coarsely chopped
  • 1 ripe mango peeled and chopped in ½ inch cubes
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tsps. brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsps. canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Crushed red pepper flakes


Heat a wok over high heat. Add oil to the pan. When oil is hot, stir in the onions and ginger until browned.

Add the shrimp, garlic and Serrano peppers and stir fry until the shrimp are cooked, about two to three minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in the diced red and yellow peppers and quickly add the soy sauce and vinegar. Toss in mangoes and squeeze the  lime juice over the entire mix. Stir well. Place in lettuce cups and sprinkle with the basil and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes. Serve at once.

This dish is also good served cold. If you want to do this, chill the cooked mixture and add the lime, mango, basil and crushed pepper right before serving.

Serves 2-4.

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