• Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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    Servings: 4
    by Nancy Miyasaki
    193 recipes
    This dish is great in lettuce wraps, but equally good over brown rice or a bed of lettuce


    • 1.5 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup chopped shallots (substitute onion if needed)
    • 1 minced jalapeno pepper
    • 1.5 pounds peeled medium shrimp
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
    • 1 large head green lettuce, leaves washed and peeled
    • 1 cup brown or white rice


    1. Cook the rice in a rice cooker or on stove.
    2. Combine lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Set aside.
    3. Heat a large wok or saute pan over high. Add oil, swirl to coat. Add shallots (or onion), garlic, and jalepeno to wok and stir fry for 30-60 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring for 3 minutes. Stir in juice mixture.
    4. Serve with lettuce leaves, rice, and cilantro on the side. Put rice, shrimp, and cilantro in the lettuce leaf, roll, and eat! Everyone makes their own.
    5. Note: if you have kids, stir fry the Jalapeno separately from the other ingredients and serve it in a separate bowl like the Cilantro. The Jalapenos are a must have for adults, but a bit spicy for kids.

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