Lettuce wraps shrimp tempura w/ fish sauce

Yen Tran


This lettuce wrap tempura recipe is a quick and easy dinner fix, crunchy with shrimp tempura and still healthy with vegetable mix! The Vietnamese-inspired fish sauce gives it a special twist, sweet and sour, tangy and spicy. Enjoy trying out the recipe and let me know how you like it!


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30 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


  • 0.5 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6
    shitake mushrooms
  • 0.25 c
    tempura batter mix
  • 1
  • 1 c
  • 1
    lettuce head
  • 1 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 0.5 c
    bean sprouts, fresh
  • 0.5 c
    carrot, shredded
  • 0.5 c
  • 1 clove
  • 1
    red chili pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    scallion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemongrass, chopped
  • 0.25 c

How to Make Lettuce wraps shrimp tempura w/ fish sauce


  1. Wet ingredient: mix tempura batter mix, egg, and water. Dry ingredient: set aside a table spoon of dry tempura batter mix.
  2. Shrimp: Make three cuts along the shrimp, vertically to the shrimp tail.
    Use the side of your knife to straighten up the shrimp. Then mix the shrimps with the dry tempura batter mix.
  3. Heat the oil in a small sauce pan to 350F, keep the heat at medium.
    Mix the shrimps into the wet batter mix, and carefully put it in the pan.
    Let it fry for 2 minutes per side then remove, and dry off the oil.
    Do the same for the shiitake mushroom.
  4. Vegetable mix: mix carrot, cucumber, bean sprout with a tablespoon of lime juice and a teaspoon of minced garlic.
  5. Dipping sauce: mix sugar with luke warm water, then add the fish sauce and lime juice, along with minced garlic and chopped chili pepper.
  6. Dipping sauce topping: quickly stir fry the chopped scallion and lemon grass in some olive oil, then add to the dipping sauce.
  7. To serve: wrap the shrimp and mushroom tempura in a lettuce leaf, top with vegetable mix, then dip into the mixed fish sauce.

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About Lettuce wraps shrimp tempura w/ fish sauce

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Vietnamese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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