Angry Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

2010 Contessa Recipe Contest Winner – Amy Angelo



  • 1 bag Contessa Tail-Off Uncooked Shrimp (thawed)

  • 1 1/2 cup of Mango Chunks (quartered)

  • 2-4 tablespoons Canola Oil

  • 1 1/2 Chipotle pepper (canned in adobo sauce, finely chopped)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped or minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mango Salsa:

  • 1/2 medium red onion (finely chopped)

  • 1 small cucumber (peeled and diced)

  • 4 tablespoons or a small bunch of fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves (cleaned)


  • In a sauté pan, heat Canola oil until hot.

  • Drop in chopped chipotle peppers, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir.

  • Add in thawed uncooked shrimp and cook about 4 1/2 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together chopped mango chunks, red onion, cucumber, cilantro leaves, and lime juice. Let sit for a few minutes while you wash lettuce leaves.

  • Dry lettuce leaves and add mango salsa about one-fourth of the way. Add a fiery shrimp on top of the salsa, and roll.

  • Serve warm.

  • Makes 8 servings.