Shrimp is one of my favorite fresh, fast ingredients, and it’s also a healthy menu choice. Shrimp are a great source of high-quality protein and are rich in health-enhancing nutrients. Shrimp also are low in fat and calories.
This recipe for Spicy Sweet Chili Shrimp in Lettuce Cups is a perfect dish for a hot summer day!
SPICY SWEET CHILI SHRIMP
IN LETTUCE CUPS
1/4 cup Asian sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, green parts and
white parts, sliced, roots discarded
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced,
plus more for sprinkling
1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus
more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper 16 jumbo shrimp (or 1 1/2 to 2
pounds medium shrimp), peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning 4 butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce cups
1. In a large bowl, mix together the chili sauce, mayonnaise, garlic, green onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill.
2. Season the shrimp with the 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the Old Bay Seasoning; mix well.
3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a cast-iron or non-stick skillet. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes per side. When the shrimp are almost cooked, add in the chili sauce mixture; stir to combine.
4. Sprinkle with the cilantro and lemon juice, and serve in the lettuce cups. Serves 4.
Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is www.divapro.com.
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