Grilled Shrimp in Lettuce Leaves with Serrano-Mint Sauce
- 1 pound large shrimp (about 36), peeled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons 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
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.
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 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 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
Place all ingredients, except for salt, in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Season, to taste.
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