Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are full of shrimp and a sweet and tangy Asian inspired sauce.  They’re light and tasty with great crunchy texture.

3 Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps on a white board

These Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are so quick and easy to make.  Shrimp is always a quick cooking ingredient.  But, in this case the shrimp is chopped.  So it literally takes just a couple of minutes to cook up.

The chopped shrimp are mixed with chopped water chestnuts and sliced green onions and coated in a sweet and tangy Asian inspired sauce.  Then, this flavorful shrimp gets spooned into lettuce leaves for serving.

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Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps recipe

5 from 8 votes
Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are full of shrimp and a sweet and tangy Asian inspired sauce. They’re light and tasty with great crunchy texture.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


Servings 8 servings (as an appetizer)
Calories 118 kcal


  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 (8 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 pound raw peeled, deveined shrimp (any size/count will work)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves separated
  • Optional: sliced green onion and sesame seeds for serving


  • In a small bowl, add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, and garlic. Whisk until well combined.
  • Drain and coarsely chop the water chestnuts. Slice the green onion. Add the water chestnuts and onion to the sauce. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Coarsely chop the shrimp into ½ to ¾ inch chunks.
  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp in an even layer. Cook 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the sauce to the skillet. Stir well. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Let the shrimp rest in the sauce for 2 minutes.
  • Serve by spooning 2-3 tablespoons of the shrimp mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf. Optional: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion.


This recipe could be served as an appetizer or an entree.  
As an entree, this will serve 2-3 people.


Serving: 1portion = 1/8th of the recipe | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Keyword asian lettuce wraps, hoisin shrimp recipe, shrimp appetizer, shrimp lettuce wraps
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Author Amanda Finks


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  1. 5 stars
    Excellent. Our butter lettuce is in season so I made this for lunch – absolutely delicious and will be making over and over again this summer.

  2. I made this and there was no flavor. I had to add salt and ginger to spice it up. Will not make it again

  3. 5 stars
    Great,tasty quick easy. a winner for sure. since I can never get enough lettuce wraps this is ideal for me. I might even share with the family.

  4. This recipe is excellent! I added chopped peanuts for garnish and topped with sweet chili sauce. I also have made this and put over basmati rice.

    1. 5 stars
      The shrimp is chopped so hard to assess how many per person but my husband and I each had a hearty serving and I had another serving left for lunch.

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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