Hot 'N Sweet Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Total Time:
28 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 (1-inch) ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or other light oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 small red chili peppers, very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, deveined, tails off
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and quartered
Directions

Combine sugar, vinegar and ginger in a small pot and bring to a boil, dissolve sugar and turn off heat, reserve.

In a skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onions, chili peppers, mushrooms and garlic 3 to 4 minutes then add shrimp and toss 3 to 4 minutes more until pink and firm. Douse the pan with the sweet vinegar, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with cold lettuce for wrapping the hot-sweet shrimp.


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