Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps make perfect hand held cups of spicy Chinese shrimp for entertaining or simple lower carb meals.
Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Fish Friday Foodies. We group monthly on the third Friday  to  share seafood recipes on a common topic. This month we are offering seafood recipes for small bites, or appetizers.

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Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

I occasionally make different kinds of lettuce wraps and this is one of them. Sometimes they end up being chicken (PF Chang style). Sometimes they end up being taco lettuce cups.

I love them all and find them to be fresh and cooling as well as significantly healthy. It is also easy enough to make ahead and reheat just prior to putting into the lettuce cups. This makes it perfect party food.

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Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Sue Lau
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Calories 1820 kcal


  • 1 Wok skillet


Cooking Sauce:

  • 1 cup broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon spicy hot sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1 pound small cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup scallions
  • 1 cup water chestnuts diced (1 can)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 3/4 cup raw peanuts
  • 10 small dried red peppers
  • peanut oil


  • Boston lettuce leaves


  • Stir together the cooking sauce and set aside.
  • Prepare lettuce leaves and keep chilled.
  • Prep remaining ingredients.
  • Heat oil in skillet and stir-fry vegetables and spicy peppers until green pepper is tender.
  • Then stir-in the cooked shrimp along with the cooking sauce and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve stir-fry in lettuce cups.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 1820kcalCarbohydrates: 134gProtein: 111gFat: 103gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gMonounsaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 572mgSodium: 8329mgPotassium: 3704mgFiber: 32gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 19862IUVitamin C: 163mgCalcium: 684mgIron: 18mg
Keyword Chinese shrimp, kung pao, kung pow
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