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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Mediterranean Recipe

These Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are crispy, flavorful, and oh-so-easy to make! You will make them on repeat!

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1/2 pound (225 g) shrimp
1 egg(s)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon smoked or regular
a little bit chili pepper 1/4 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon basil dried
12 leaves lettuce salad 1 head
6 sprigs parsley
1/2 cup cherry tomato(es)
2/3 cups vegetable oil for frying
to taste salt
to taste fresh cracked pepper

And love - it is the main ingredient!


Serving Size
6.2 g
13.1 g
17.9 g
2.8 g
Saturated Fat
0.4 g
80 mg
0.6 g
44 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Have you ever tried the crunchy and juicy Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps?

      I am sharing one of my favorite recipes with you right now! 😉

      I love to cook shrimp! Imagine succulent shrimp, aromatic spices, and crisp salad, this dish will make you happy.

      Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps on a plate.

      What is the Best Season to Make This Recipe?

      While there’s never a wrong time to try the flavors of the Mediterranean region, this recipe is one of them.

      Picture yourself enjoying these refreshing lettuce wraps al fresco, with a glass of cold drink. It is a year-round keeper.

      What Are the Health Benefits of This Dish?

      These shrimp wraps are packed with lots of nutrients.

      Shrimp is a low-calorie protein source rich in vitamins and minerals such as selenium, vitamin B12, and iodine.

      Additionally, the fresh lettuce leaves provide fiber and essential nutrients, while cherry tomatoes offer a burst of antioxidants.

      With a balanced blend of protein, veggies, and spices, these shrimp wraps are as nourishing as they are delicious.

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      You find all essential ingredients at your local grocery store or seafood market.

      Look for plump, deveined shrimp, vibrant lettuce leaves, and ripe cherry tomatoes.

      I always keep staples like all-purpose flour, spices, and vegetable oil at my home.

      In case you need to buy them you can find them in the pantry aisle.

      For added convenience, consider exploring online grocery options for doorstep delivery of your essentials.

      Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients?


      If shrimp isn’t your seafood of choice, feel free to swap it with chicken, tofu, or even a medley of roasted vegetables.

      Experiment with different lettuce varieties such as romaine or butter lettuce for varying textures.

      For a spicy kick, add the chili pepper.

      Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps on a plate.

      Can I Make This Dish Part of a Menu?


      You can serve this delicious Salmon Carpaccio or Ahi Tuna Salad for an appetizer.

      Make these Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps as your main course.

      For dessert, go with my Apple Cinanamon CakeKiwi Pavlova, or Raspberry Pavlova.

      Which Drinks Pair Well with This Dish?

      To complement the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, consider serving refreshing beverages that enhance the dining experience.

      Crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio provide a refreshing contrast to the shrimp and lettuce.

      For a non-alcoholic option, choose a sparkling water infused with citrus or cucumber.

      And of course, don’t forget the classic pairing of Mediterranean cuisine – a chilled glass of ouzo.

      How Long Can I Store the Leftovers?

      While these lettuce wraps are best enjoyed fresh, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

      Store the shrimp separately from the lettuce leaves and toppings.

      When ready to enjoy, simply reheat the shrimp in a skillet or microwave until warmed through, then assemble your lettuce wraps with fresh toppings for a quick and satisfying meal.

      Recipe Tips & Tricks

      • For extra crispy shrimp, ensure they are patted dry before coating in the egg and flour mixture.
      • Serve the lettuce wraps immediately after assembly to preserve their crispness and freshness.
      • Try adding diced avocado, crumbled feta cheese, or a drizzle of balsamic glaze for extra flavor and flair.

      Enjoy these mouthwatering and healthy Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps! They are so juicy and easy to make!

      Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps on a plate.

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      2 min

      Prepare ingredients and shrimp

      Wash thoroughly cherry tomatoes, salad leaves and parley. Cut cherry tomatoes into halves.
      Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.

      1 min

      Season shrimp

      Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.

      2 min

      Prepare Batter

      In a shallow dish, beat the egg.

      1 min

      Mix Dry Ingredients

      In another shallow dish, combine flour, cornstarch, smoked red paprika, chili pepper powder, and dried basil. Mix well.

      3 min

      Coat Shrimp

      Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, then the beaten egg, and last time to the flour mixture, allowing excess to drip off.
      Ensure it's coated evenly. Shake off any excess flour.

      2 min

      Heat Oil

      In a deep skillet or frying pan, heat vegetable oil until it is hot, but not bubbly.

      10 min

      Fry Shrimp

      Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil, a few at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
      Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
      Once done, remove the shrimp using a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

      3 min


      Take a lettuce leaf and place a few pieces of halved cherry tomatoes, parsley leaves and fried shrimp on top.
      Serve the shrimp lettuce wraps immediately, with your favorite dipping sauce if desired. I don’t :-)

      1 min


      Serve the shrimp lettuce wraps immediately. Enjoy!



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