Tasty Tuesday: Teriyaki Shrimp Lettuce Cups Recipe

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Tasty Tuesday Recipe

If you asked me five years ago if I liked sushi I would have turned my nose up and answered with a resounding no. However, my husband has loved sushi for years and at his urging I finally tried it. It was love at first bite and now I am hooked and consider it one of my favorite foods! Our 7 year old is also a sushi fanatic and we are proud to be passing the enjoyment onto him. So if it’s a special occasion and we are choosing some place to eat, 9 times out of 10 I will pick our favorite sushi place, Asakusa. During our most recent meal there we tried a new appetizer and I was totally inspired. It wasn’t anything fancy, just teriyaki shrimp grilled on skewers but they were so delicious. They were simple, but elegant and that is the reason I came up with this meal at home. Maybe one of these days I’ll get really brave and try my hand at making sushi too!

-Krista, Everyday Mom’s Meals

Teriyaki Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Teriyaki Shrimp Lettuce Cups Recipe

What you need:

  • 2 heads leaf lettuce
  • 1 (12oz) bag frozen (71/80 size) shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. teriyaki sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 c. shredded carrot
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and julienned
  • Soy Sauce, optional

What you do:

  • Wash and dry lettuce. Separate leaves and remove tough ends.
  • In a large ziploc bag place thawed shrimp, garlic, teriyaki, salt, and pepper. Allow to marinate in fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium and place shrimp on skewers.
  • Spray grill with non-stick spray. Grill shrimp until pink and opaque, about 3 minutes per side.
  • When ready to assemble, place 3-4 shrimp on a leaf of lettuce, then add a few carrots and 2 slices of cucumber.
  • Add a few drops of soy sauce, if desired.
  • Roll and enjoy!

Have you ever made lettuce cups? What do you put in yours?

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. i’m sure if i showed this to my husband he would want to immediately try it!
    it looks great!
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  2. I have never made lettuce cups. I am going to try this! This is brilliant!!
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  3. Mmm that sounds delicious! I’ve got it bookmarked, can’t wait to try it out this weekend! :)

  4. Oh wow that looks just amazingly delicious! I might have to test out that recipe this week. Thanks for sharing :)
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