Vietnamese Shrimp & Mango Lettuce Wraps


Large, untorn butter lettuce leaves are best for rolling up the filling in these Asian lettuce wraps without breaking. If you use larger shrimp, chop them before cooking to make the wraps easier to eat. Serve as a first course or light dinner with a side of rice or noodles.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 small fresh red chile, thinly sliced, or to taste

  • ½ cup julienned mango

  • ½ cup julienned carrot

  • ½ cup julienned daikon radish or regular radishes

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound raw shrimp (30-40 count; see Tip), peeled and deveined

  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro and/or mint leaves (torn if large)


  1. Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and chile in a medium bowl. Add mango, carrot and radish; toss to coat.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp, stirring once or twice, until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Stir the shrimp into the mango mixture and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve in lettuce leaves, sprinkled with cilantro and/or mint.

    Daikon Mango Lettuce Wraps


Shrimp is usually sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, “21-25 count” means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound. Size names, such as “large” or “extra large,” are not standardized, so to get the size you want, order by the count per pound. Both wild-caught and farm-raised shrimp can damage the surrounding ecosystems when not managed properly. Fortunately, it is possible to buy shrimp that have been raised or caught with sound environmental practices. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 22g 43%
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Vitamin A 3878IU 78%
Vitamin C 31mg 35%
Folate 49mcg 12%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 49mg 12%
Potassium 517mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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