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Cashew shrimp is always a favorite takeout meal, but it's super simple (and healthier!) to make at home. Cook up a batch and serve as lettuce wraps for a light meal or appetizers. 169 calories and 3 Weight Watchers SP #shrimp #weightwatchers #lettucewraps
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Cashew Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Cashew shrimp is always a favorite takeout meal, but it's super simple (and healthier!) to make at home. Cook up a batch and serve as lettuce wraps for a light meal or appetizers. 169 calories and 3 Weight Watchers SP
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizers, Entrees
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Cashew Shrimp, Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 7 Servings
Calories: 168.8kcal

Ingredients

The lettuce wraps:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced zucchini (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14 butter lettuce leaves

The sauce:

Instructions

The lettuce wraps:

  • Lightly toast the cashews in a medium-sized skillet set over medium heat. Stir often to stop the cashews from burning.
  • In a bowl, toss the shrimp with 1 teaspoon canola oil, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and the salt.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 1 minute per side. Take care not to overcook the shrimp. Transfer the shrimp to a plate. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  • Carefully wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and return to the heat.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in the skillet and add the white and light green portions of the green onions, bell pepper and zucchini. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are just barely tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the shrimp (drain out the accumulated liquid first), cashews and dark green portions of the green onions.
  • Serve the shrimp mixture with the butter lettuce leaves, using about ¼ cup of the shrimp per lettuce wrap.

The sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, agave nectar and sesame oil.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 3 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 4 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 2Lettuce Wraps | Calories: 168.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 15.6g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98.6mg | Sodium: 450.6mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 3.2g