Grilled Shrimp in Lettuce Leaves with Serrano-Mint Sauce

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

An easy grilling dish that's got summer written all over it.

7 Ratings
Directions for: Grilled Shrimp in Lettuce Leaves with Serrano-Mint Sauce


Grilled Shrimp

1 lb(s) large shrimp (about 36), peeled and deveined

3 Tbsp canola oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

12 leaves green curly leaf lettuce

Serrano-Mint Sauce, recipe follows

Chili oil, for drizzling, optional

Fresh cilantro leaves

Serrano-Mint Sauce

1 cup tightly packed mint leaves, plus more for garnish

2 serrano chiles, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

2 tsp sugar

¼ cup white wine vinegar

2 Tbsp fish sauce



Grilled Shrimp

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, toss shrimp in oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until just cooked through. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, or they will be tough and rubbery. Remove from the grill.

2. Place about 3 shrimp in each lettuce leaf. Drizzle with the Serrano-Mint Sauce and with a little chili oil, if desired. Sprinkle with a few cilantro leaves. Roll up the lettuce leaves, and eat immediately.

Serrano-Mint Sauce

1. Place all ingredients, except for salt, in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Season, to taste.

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