Papaya Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are a tasty and quick addition to a casual lunch, perfect for friends sitting around and chatting and eating together! Make sure to have plenty of moist napkins nearby. ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non-reactive bowl, mix together the lime juice, balsamic vinegar, basil or cilantro, green onion, garlic, jalapeno, and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in the cubed papaya and shrimp, then the fish sauce to taste.
  3. Pour into shallow dish and surround with the butter lettuce leaves.
  4. Use the lettuce leaves to scoop up the papaya mixture and hold to eat.
  5. Good additions are cooked bean threads, thinly sliced cucumber, julienned carrot, or perhaps bean sprouts.
Most Helpful

This was delicious. It's just like a Vietnamese sandwich wrap without the high calories of the rice flour crepe. I cooked my shrimp in a teaspoon of olive oil and at the end added the onion, basil/cilantro, and I chose mango instead of papaya. Drizzle the liquid gold plus fish sauce on and ENJOY!

nichelle_01 May 21, 2012

Fabulous! I also mixed ahead to let flavors come together. Used romaine since buter lettuce is scarce and pricey out here in the islands. So crisp, light & refreshing.

KauaiCarolAnn July 28, 2009

How could this recipe been missed since 2002 - It is wonderful. Refreshing and tasty. I served it as an appetizer. Made it in the AM to be served at 3PM - I wanted the Cilantro & flavors to meld Thanks for posting a definite do again recipe Julesong! Added note It is so good you can serve this as a salad with the lettuce under it - It was wonderful after letting it sit all day in thefridge

Bergy August 10, 2008