Jumbo Shrimp with Mango Papaya Relish in Butter Lettuce Cups

2019-07-10
  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 20m
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized Mexican or Hawaiian papaya, diced
  • 1 large mango, semiripe
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced small
  • 1medium-sized beefsteak tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds jumbo fresh shrimp, or frozen and thawed, peeled (tail off) cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 package butter lettuce

Method

Step 1

In a medium-sized bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix the papaya, mango, red onion, tomato, 1/2 teaspoon crab boil seasoning, cilantro, and orange juice until incorporated.

Step 2

In a 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the chopped shrimp and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of crab boil seasoning and a 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Use a rubber spatula to mix until incorporated. Transfer the shrimp to the skillet and cook through. If the shrimp is raw cook 3 to 5 minutes, or cook until hot if the shrimp were pre-cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.

Step 3

Wash lettuce and pull it apart into 8 large pieces, which will serve as your "lettuce cups". With a large spoon, scoop a spoonful of the mango and papaya relish into each lettuce cup followed by a tablespoon or so (4 or 5 pieces) of shrimp. Best served at room temperature.

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