Hot 'N Sweet Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 28 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. Combine sugar, vinegar and ginger in a small pot and bring to a boil, dissolve sugar and turn off heat, reserve.
  2. 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.