Grilled Lettuce with Peppery Tzatziki & Spicy Shrimp
- 1 large head (~750g) iceberg lettuce, quartered
- subs: dino kale or a medium head of cabbage (I would parboil the lettuce first to soften, completely pat it dry, then cook)
- Tzatziki-inspired Sauce
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk (greek) yogurt, plain
- 1 medium cucumber, grated and squeezed (pulp only)
- juice from 1 lemon
- 3 sprigs fresh dill, finely chopped
- 3 red radish (about 14g), grated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- 1lb wild (jumbo) shrimp, peeled and deveined
- spray oil
- 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- pinch of sea salt & pepper
- fresh dill and olive oil drizzle
- grated radish
- fresh lemon
In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the tzatziki, season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Set in the fridge to chill while you prepare the rest of the meal.
Prep the grill. Fire up the grill to get the grates hot.
Prep the shrimp. In a bowl, add the shrimp, lightly spray it with oil, then add the remaining seasonings. Thoroughly rub the seasoning on the shrimp, then add to a wooden or metal skewer.
Slice a lemon or onion in half and cover one side with (avocado) oil, then rub the grates to help ensure the food does not stick. Place the lettuce on the grates on one side and the shrimp skewers on the other side. Grill for 6 – 8 minutes, or until sear and char marks appear, then flip the shrimp and place the lettuce on its other side to grill.
Note: COOKING TIMES WILL VARY depending on the closeness the grill is to the flames or coals, the weather outside (hot vs cold), and/or if you’re using an open flame. Most important point is to monitor the food to ensure shrimp is cooked through AND lettuce is seared (anywhere from 2 minutes per side to 8 minutes per side)
Add the lettuce to a bowl, top with tzatziki, garnish and then enjoy with shrimp!
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Apr 29 2023
did you give it a go?! 🙌🏾
Found you on insta! Love this. Gonna make for my fam this week!
Awesome! Lemme know how it goes!
May 03 2023
Definitely trying this!!
sweet! lemme know how it goes for you!
May 04 2023
May 05 2023
Definitely trying dis joints
they’re worth a try! lemme know how it goes for you!
May 05 2023
Great recipe. I didn’t have to modify anything to meet my nutritional requirements. I also made the tomato salad to go with it. Will make this recipe again. Thanks.
Yes! Love to hear it! If you make any enhancements next time, lemme know too!
May 09 2023
Stumbled across your recipes today, I looked through your content and we love it! You have a lot of great healthy recipes for after our workout outs. Made this one today 😍😋😋thank you!
Most definitely welcome! Thank you for trying!
May 12 2023
Made this tonight. Delicious!
Awesome! Glad it came out well for you! ☺️
May 19 2023
Holy smokes is this the best I’ve ever had yummy 🤤
heck YEAH! I knew folks would love the combo!