Gochujang Shrimp Lettuce Wraps


Shrimp cooks in a delicious mix of gochujang, honey, butter, and sesame oil and is then served on top of butter lettuce leaves with a crunchy mix of carrot, cucumber, and toasted sesame seeds. You can choose to serve this dish as lettuce wraps or as a salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 wraps


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 3 green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound fresh medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ cup julienned cucumber

  • ¼ cup julienned carrot

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 8 leaves butterhead lettuce

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Heat butter and sesame oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in white parts of green onion and garlic; cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook, stirring, until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in gochujang, soy sauce, and honey; toss to coat.

  2. Stir cucumber, carrot, green parts of green onion, and sesame seeds together in a small bowl.

  3. Top lettuce leaves with shrimp mixture and cucumber mixture. Serve with lemon wedges.

Editor's Note:

Gochujang (GOH-choo-jung) is a thick red paste made from fermented soybeans, dried chiles (gochugaru), garlic, and other seasonings. It's sweet, spicy, and salty. Refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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