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Mango Shrimp Lettuce Bites

These Mango Shrimp Lettuce Bites are perfect for a casual dinner or weekend appetizer.  Delicate butter lettuce, sweet and spicy shrimp and mango salsa all wrapped up into one perfect bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Gluten free, lettuce wraps, shrimp
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 16 large shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup mango nectar
  • 1/4 cup garlic chili sauce with the rooster on it
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Mango Salsa

  • 1 large mango, peeled, cubed
  • 1/2 jalapeno, diced (remove seeds for mild salsa)
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 squeeze lime 1
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Other

  • 1 head butter lettuce, individual leaves removed
  • 1 lime

Instructions

Mango Salsa

  • Combine all ingredients together and set aside.

Shrimp

  • Pat shrimp dry.  
  • Combine shrimp, mango nectar, chili garlic sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce in a medium bowl. 
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. 
  • Place shrimp in pan and saute until opaque on one side.  Flip and continue on other side until fully cooked through. About 2 minutes on each side.

Assembly

  • Place a shrimp or two in each piece of butter lettuce.  Top with mango salsa. Serve with lime wedges.