January 18, 2016


Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats

Do you love Shrimp? Don’t you just go nuts when you head to seafood markets and see an array of fresh shrimp all for the taking?!

Most often, when I shop for food, the first thing I would check is the availability of seafood. Though I have a list of menu planned, Shrimp and Prawns will always take the front seat if they are fresh. I’m like a child offered a bowl of candies the moment I see shrimp and prawns. I am sure all of you food lovers feel the same way whenever you see your favorite ingredient!

I am a nut lover too! Whenever I am so stressed and tired with my day job, I snack on some nuts (mostly with chocolates) and the stress seems to be manageable. I get to relax, think, and overcome stressful situations (and people – LOL). Thinking happy thoughts does not hurt too and I open Instagram to look at hilarious (and may I say adorable) photos of bears, panda and chow chow (yes to simple joys!).

Easy recipe - Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats
Let me share with you one of my favorite snack or appetizer, Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats. Go nuts with this delicious Shrimp creation!

Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats
Ingredients for Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats
Ingredients :

15-20 pcs. Fresh Shrimp (shelled & deveined)

1 small White Onions

10-15 Shiitake Mushrooms (canned, sliced – opt for fresh if available)

Chopped Walnuts

Almond Shavings



Romaine Lettuce (small size, think Hors D'oeuvre)

Grated Parmesan Cheese (opt for fresh if available)

Salt & Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Chili Powder (optional)

Procedure :

1)  Cut Shrimp into half an inch then season with salt and pepper, add dill. Sprinkle a dash of chili powder if you prefer a little kick. Set aside for 30 minutes for the shrimp to absorb the seasonings.

2)  Sauté onions until translucent then add thinly sliced Shiitake Mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3)  After a few minutes, add seasoned Shrimp and continue sautéing until cooked. Turn off heat.

Go nuts with walnuts, almonds and pecans!
4)   Go nuts when you add the chopped walnuts, almond shavings, and pecans to the Shrimp-Mushroom mixture.

5)  Place a generous amount of the nutty shrimp mixture to lettuce. Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on top and serve!

Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats
Enjoy your deliriously delicious Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats!  

Easy recipes - Shrimp Aglio e Olio and Prawn Salad

Love Shrimp & Prawns? You may want to check two other easy recipes -> Shrimp Aglio e Olio and Prawn Salad (just click on the title)

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of Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats

I initially posted this Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats creation last year via @eattoyourheartscontent at my food Instagram account. So if you need a whole lot of food inspirations, please follow me!

Serving Tips :

For buffet serving, you can have the lettuce in a platter and opt for separate smaller serving dish for the Shrimp & Shiitake mixture, walnuts, almonds, pecans and parmesan. 

I LOVE Shrimp and go nuts with walnuts, pecans and almonds! This easy recipe is definitely a part of my Monday Madness feature here at Eat To Your Heart’s Content!


Do you love shrimps and prawns? If you love deliriously delicious food as much as I do, then follow me at Instagram as I share my love for easy to cook dishes, sinful desserts, healthy eats and regional & international cuisines via @eattoyourheartscontent.

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Pie Rivera is a former food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine and a freelance food & travel writer for local magazines and online travel communities. She is a TV producer and creative director by day and wanderlust at heart.

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