Tasty Tuesday: Teriyaki Shrimp Lettuce Cups Recipe

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Tasty Tuesday Recipe

If you asked me five years ago if I liked sushi I would have turned my nose up and answered with a resounding no. However, my husband has loved sushi for years and at his urging I finally tried it. It was love at first bite and now I am hooked and consider it one of my favorite foods! Our 7 year old is also a sushi fanatic and we are proud to be passing the enjoyment onto him. So if it’s a special occasion and we are choosing some place to eat, 9 times out of 10 I will pick our favorite sushi place, Asakusa. During our most recent meal there we tried a new appetizer and I was totally inspired. It wasn’t anything fancy, just teriyaki shrimp grilled on skewers but they were so delicious. They were simple, but elegant and that is the reason I came up with this meal at home. Maybe one of these days I’ll get really brave and try my hand at making sushi too!

-Krista, Everyday Mom’s Meals

Teriyaki Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Teriyaki Shrimp Lettuce Cups Recipe

What you need:

  • 2 heads leaf lettuce
  • 1 (12oz) bag frozen (71/80 size) shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. teriyaki sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 c. shredded carrot
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and julienned
  • Soy Sauce, optional

What you do:

  • Wash and dry lettuce. Separate leaves and remove tough ends.
  • In a large ziploc bag place thawed shrimp, garlic, teriyaki, salt, and pepper. Allow to marinate in fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium and place shrimp on skewers.
  • Spray grill with non-stick spray. Grill shrimp until pink and opaque, about 3 minutes per side.
  • When ready to assemble, place 3-4 shrimp on a leaf of lettuce, then add a few carrots and 2 slices of cucumber.
  • Add a few drops of soy sauce, if desired.
  • Roll and enjoy!

Have you ever made lettuce cups? What do you put in yours?


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