Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Lettuce Cups - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
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5 from 23 votes

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Lettuce Cups

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • 12 Bibb/butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 8 ounces large shrimp (31-40/pound)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons avocado oil or canola oil


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season pepper and onion with salt and pepper, and drizzle with oil. Spread peppers and onion on foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 17-20 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool
  • Combine peppers, onion, and avocado in bowl, and mix thoroughly
  • Combine seasoning ingredients in large bowl. Drizzle shrimp with oil, coat both sides of shrimp with seasoning. Shake excess seasoning from shrimp.
  • In large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of oil to medium-high heat. Add shrimp to skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimp curls. Remove shrimp as soon as it is done
  • For each lettuce cup, lay 2 pieces of lettuce flat. Add shrimp and pepper/onion/avocado mix to top.