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Mojito Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"Refreshing and easy summer fare with citrus, garlic and sweet mild chile flavors."
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34 m servings 384
Original recipe yields 6 servings (18 to 20 tacos)


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  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat or about 400 degrees F. Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag or mixing bowl and set aside. Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl; whisk until combined. Pour mixture over prepared shrimp, stir to coat and set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Separate lettuce leaves into 18 to 20 "cups." Rinse and pat dry; cover and chill until ready to serve. Spray grill with grill spray. Remove shrimp from marinade and discard marinade. Grill shrimp over medium direct heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until curled, firm and cooked through. Transfer cooked shrimp to a bowl. To assemble tacos, arrange chilled lettuce "cups," open side facing up on a serving platter. Spoon 3 shrimp into each lettuce cup, add a few avocado cubes, sprinkle with cheese, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately with lime wedges.


  • * Substitute 4 smaller heads Bibb lettuce instead of 4 large heads butter lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 384 calories; 22.7 17.4 31.1 237 895 Full nutrition

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I made the mistake of halving this recipe and was I sorry. I think the wife and I could eat the full two pounds of shrimp in this recipe. These little lettuce wraps result in an explosion of fla...

Awesome tacos!!! This barely made enough for two adults and two kiddos in our family, double the recipe if you have big appetites, I made a side of veggie mexican white rice. Marinated the shri...

This was excellent! I made it as written! I made the whole 2 lbs. for my husband and me. I served it for dinner and my husband was looking for more. Very flavorful making us want more. I think i...

All enjoyed! Easy recipe with good flavor. I used spinach wraps vs lettuce and feta cheese vs Mexican cheese. I did marinate one hour per reviews. Baked at 400 for 8 min. (would decrease to 6-7 ...

I marinated for an hour. I could not find Queso Fresco in the market so I had to skip it. I also could not find butter lettuce with big leaves so I had to buy a package of torn leaves. I will sa...

Holy cow!! just finished my second plate!! SOOOOOOO good! I didn't marinate it at all I just cooked it in a little olive oil and added butter for flavor then added Cajun seasoning, oj, and lime ...

This is an amazing recipe! Made it as an appetizer and my guests were looking around for more! I used olive oil and substituted shredded lettuce for the base.

We loved the marinade recipe and I used large pink shrimp. I bought a 1/2 lb extra and we ate every bit of it. I prefer to use coconut wraps or romaine because it is sturdier. I also made a ...

Didn't buy 4 heads of lettuce, just 2 and I added bell peppers to the shrimp. Loved it!