Sweet Chili & Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

April and May are the two months for nonstop birthdays in the Sloan family... My mom, sister and I have birthdays within 2 weeks of eachother so our family is celebrating birthdays back to back! In preparation for these awesome parties we like to try out new recipes. This was a PERFECT opportunity for me to make some delicious tapas as a part of this month's Recipe Redux, "Small bites are perfect for trying many different tastes. Take tapas style eating outside for al fresco dining or a simple picnic. Or maybe you’re serving small bites at a bridal or baby shower or a graduation party. Show us your healthy take on small plates and finger foods." 

I sauteed some shrimp with garlic and butter then added it to a few lettuce boats (romaine hearts) and topped it off with fresh pineapple, bacon bits and sweet chili sauce. YUMMY!

These were definitely a hit at the birthday celebration!

As my brother said "if you like sweet shrimp, this is delicious!" aw thanks, David <3

I hope you enjoy!

Sweet Chili & Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 48 shrimps, peeled and de-tailed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 tabelspoon garlic, minced
  • 12 romaine hearts, rinsed
  • 4 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • sweet chili sauce

Directions:

  1. In a medium pan, melt butter and add garlic. Saute shrimp in butter and garlic mixture. Set aside.
  2. Assemble lettuce boats. Add 3-4 pieces of shrimp to each boat. Top with pineapple and bacon bits. Add sweet chili sauce and enjoy!

 

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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be