Fresh mango and avocado salsa, shrimp cooked in a sweet and spicy mango puree, all nestled into fresh butter lettuce leaves for a fantastic light meal.
I just got back from a conference I went to in Las Vegas. And I had so much fun. However, I also ate, and ate, and ate, and ate. I was feeling pretty bloated and gross when I got home from all the amazing food I could not stop consuming. Overeating tends to be my downfall.
So I wanted to make something really tasty and easy, but also light for lunch. And these mango shrimp lettuce wraps were born!
The mango salsa on this is really flavorful, and so easy to make. It gave a real pop of texture, color, and flavor to these lettuce wraps. But if you were in a rush, you could always just use a premade mango salsa, but it would not be the same, as this is more like a pico, as it has all fresh ingredients, some avocado, and of course…fresh mango!
I cooked the shrimp in a puree of mango and thai sweet chili sauce. It made them sweet and tiny bit spicy, which paired really well with the fresh crunch of the sweet mini peppers in the salsa, and the crisp lettuce. Mmmmm.
Make these! You will not regret it.
Mango Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- 1/2 lb medium shrimp cleaned, peeled, deveined
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 tbs thai sweet chili sauce
- 1/2 tbs butter
- 4 butter lettuce leaves
- 4 sweet mini peppers
- 1/2 an avocado. diced
- 1/2 a mango diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped fine
- 1 green onion sliced into thin pieces
- 1 tsp lime juice
- a pinch of garlic seasoning
- a pinch of cayenne pepper optional
- Clean shrimp and set aside.
- In a medium skillet, melt butter, and add chunks of frozen mango. Saute for a minute or two.
- Put mango and butter mixture in a blender and puree. Add in the tsp of thai sweet chili sauce and mix together
- Return to pan and add shrimp
- Cook 3-4 minutes until shrimp are cooked through and pink.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Chop up the mini peppers, mango, cilantro, red and green onion and mix together in a bowl.
- Add lime juice and seasonings, and stir
- Add avocado and stir one more time to mix the salsa together
- Wash butter lettuce leaves and assemble lettuce wraps by placing shrimp down (2-3 depending on lettuce leaf size), and topping with fresh salsa
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
And if you love shrimp, be sure to check out this amazing Shrimp Fried Rice:
Or how about these Naan Shrimp Tacos: