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Grilled Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

By Jannese Torres @delishdlites
Grilled cajun shrimp lettuce wraps are a lighter version of my favorite New Orleans meal, a fried shrimp po' boy. With a few easy swaps, you'll have all the flavors of NOLA, without the extra calories! Grilled Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

If I had to live on one food, and one food alone, it would be Shrimp Po'Boys. I know, it's quite specific and random, but this is literally my favorite food. In fact, this past summer, I visited New Orleans and literally went on a one woman quest to find the best one in the city. Yes, I ate 4 shrimp po' boys in 2 days, so I think it's safe to say that I. Am. OBSESSED.

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Now, a lot of shrimp (or other seafood) po' boys have breaded and fried seafood, so it's not something you really want to eat twice a day. This inspired me to think of a way to get lots of fantastic flavor into my shrimp without frying them, so I knew I had to use the grill for best results.

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

My grilled Cajun shrimp lettuce wraps are positively packed with flavor, so I didn't miss the breading at all! Creole seasoning adds a beautiful color and spice to the shrimp, and a screaming hot grill gives us that beautiful blackened color.

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

To lighten up my recipe, I replaced the breaded shrimp with a grilled version and I used Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise for the remoulade sauce. These Cajun shrimp lettuce wraps are so frickin' irresistible, I can barely type this recipe up without salivating on the keyboard. Make them next time you're in the mood for some NOLA inspired cuisine that's lighter on the waistline.

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Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps


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