Blackened Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

This recipes screams summer (and also 'Eat me, eat me!')

It's almost Memorial Day Weekend and the living is easy! Well, ALMOST. You may find it to be more difficult to eat healthy at all of the cookouts and outdoor parties that will be taking place this weekend. When most people think of a cookout, they have dreams of hot dogs, hamburgers, creamy potato salad, and chips — all foods that can wreak havoc on your waistline.

Get ready to adjust your Memorial Day Weekend shopping lists! This healthy and delicious summer recipe is brought to you by Medifast's new Simply Well™: An Everyday, Healthy Cookbook.

4
Servings
613
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1  Tablespoon  blackened seasoning mix
  • 4  Teaspoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1  Cup  plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 6  Ounces  avocado
  • 2  Tablespoons  lime juice, divided
  • 1 1/2  Cup  diced tomato
  • 1/4  Cup  diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped red onion
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped cilantro
  • jalapeño pepper, chopped and deseeded
  • 12  large romaine lettuce leaves

Directions

Place shrimp and blackened seasoning mix in a re-sealable plastic bag (you may need to divide shrimp into two batches). Shake contents of bag to distribute seasoning evenly.

Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in large-skillet, and add half of the shrimp in a single layer. Cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Repeat with remaining olive oil and shrimp.

For the avocado crema: Combine Greek yogurt, avocado, and one tablespoon of lime juice in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

For the tomato salsa: Stir the tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, and remaining tablespoon of lime juice in a medium bowl.

Prepare lettuce wraps by dividing the shrimp, avocado crema, and tomato salsa evenly among the lettuce leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
69%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
26mg
35%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
92mg
9%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
171mg
24%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
302mg
20%
Water
334g
12%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.

Shrimp Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.