Shrimp Lettuce Rolls with Avocado–Goat Cheese Spread

Jehangir Mehta

Graffiti - Graffiti Me, and Mehtaphor, NYC


Avocado–Goat Cheese Spread:
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 tomato, diced
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon chile powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Sautéed Shrimp:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1/2 pound fresh shrimp
12 fresh curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper

To serve:
Bibb lettuce, washed and dried


Make the avocado–goat cheese spread: in a small bowl, mash the avocados with a fork until fairly smooth. Add the tomatoes, goat cheese, cilantro, and chili powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and mix until smooth. Set aside.

Make the sautéed shrimp: heat the olive oil in a nonstick frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mustard seeds and cook until they begin to pop like popcorn kernels, about 30 seconds. Immediately add the shrimp, curry leaves, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook about for about 5 minutes, flipping the shrimp halfway through the cooking time. The shrimp bodies should be light pink all the way through.
To serve, spread open a leaf of lettuce on a flat surface. Spread a tablespoon of avocado–goat cheese spread in the center and place 1 or 2 shrimp on top. Roll up the lettuce leaf to form a wrap. Repeat until all of the shrimp have been used.


4 servings