#Recipe: Thai Lettuce Wraps

Have you ever had an idea of what you WANTED to create and everything just seemed to conspire against you? I really wanted to recreate the Basil Rolls from my local Thai restaurant but my grocery store did not carry rice paper. Okay, I will make them into lettuce wraps! Then mother nature gave us a hard freeze last night and I lost most of my lettuce! GRRR!

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Well, I salvaged a few lettuce leaves and while this wasn’t perfect it was REALLY tasty so I thought I would share anyhow!

Thai Lettuce Wraps
Diced raw vegetables (approximately 1 and 1/2 cup total) like carrots, cucumbers, green onions, radish, etc.

Cooked shrimp (2 cups) finely chopped

1 package rice noodles soaked in water 8 to 10 minutes. Break into 3 to 4 inch pieces before soaking.
12 lettuce leaves
Flavorings of choice. I used basil puree and plum sauce
Directions:  In a wok, heat a small amount of peanut oil. Saute shrimp and diced veggies for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in rice noodles and plum sauce ( I use about 1/2 cup). Brush lettuce leaves with a small amount of basil puree (or use fresh basil if it is in season). Add noodles, veggies, and shrimp to the lettuce leaf. Wrap up and enjoy!

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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. That sounds really good! I've never used plum sauce though. Is it sweet? Like..made from plums? lol
  2. It is definitely sweet, although I don't know that I taste actual PLUM flavor in it. Our Thai restaurant uses it as a dipping sauce for their basil rolls and it is yummy!
  3. That sounds really nice!

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