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Butter lettuce topped with hoisin shrimp and shredded veggies.

30 Minute Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: Inspired by Chinese and Vietnamese Cuisine


Easy hoisin shrimp lettuce wraps - a healthy recipe for busy weeknights.




  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. large (31-35) Wild American Shrimp, peeled and deveined (I aim to have 3-4 shrimp per lettuce wrap)
  • (optional) 1 tsp. sesame seeds , for garnish


  • 8 large butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 large radishes, julienned (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges



  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, ginger, lime juice, sesame oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add shrimp to sauce and toss to coat.
  4. Add hoisin shrimp to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-7 minutes until shrimp is cooked through. Garnish with sesame seeds (optional) and set aside.


  1. Lay lettuce leaves flat on a plate or serving platter.
  2. Top each lettuce leaf with 3-4 shrimp, chopped cilantro, radish slices, carrot, and green onions.
  3. Serve immediately with a lime wedge so everyone can squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice on their lettuce wraps.


Not sure where to buy Wild American Shrimp near you? Check out this handy dandy store locator.

To eat these wraps, wrap the lettuce around the fillings like a taco.

The hoisin sauce will thicken as you cook the shrimp. If it gets too thick or starts to burn before the shrimp are cooked, deglaze the pan with a splash of water and continue to cook. If you make sure your shrimp are fully defrosted before cooking, you shouldn't have a problem since they cook so quickly.

Use romaine or another large leaf lettuce for the wraps if you like - you just want something sturdy enough to hold the filling and large enough to wrap around the shrimp to avoid a mess!

Mix up the toppings however you like! Add peppers, spicy mayonnaise, extra hoisin sauce, pickled veggies, or anything else you have on hand to make this your own.

Use tofu in place of the shrimp for a vegetarian version.

This sauce makes just enough to lightly coat the shrimp. If you'd like more sauce, double the sauce recipe and use as much as you like.

You can prep everything here in advance - including the shrimp - and store it in the fridge until you're ready to assemble. The shrimp taste just as good cold!

Keywords: shrimp, seafood, healthy