Wild Salmon Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Salmon lettuce wraps are a family favorite - especially made with luscious wild salmon which is always silky soft and never dry. Our recipe comes with quick pickled carrots which add a lovely crunch. Lay out all the ingredients and have everyone make their own wraps - delicious, messy fun! Recipe by Casey Landaluce.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound wild sockeye salmon
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 12 leaves of butter lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup pickled carrots
  • ⅓ cup each fresh herbs: basil, mint, cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup dipping sauce of choice: nuoc cham, peanut sauce, or sweet chili sauce

PICKLED CARROTS

  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 

PICKLED CARROTS DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine vinegar, honey and salt in a small saucepan
  2. Heat until dissolved, then add carrots
  3. Let cool and refrigerate for an hour, preferably overnight

LETTUCE WRAPS DIRECTIONS

  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper
  2. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat
  3. Add salmon flesh side down and cook for 3 minutes. Flip salmon and cook 2-4 minutes, or until just cooked through
  4. Gently flake salmon, and arrange on platter with the vegetables and herbs
  5. Offer the peanuts and dipping sauce on the side
  6. To assemble, place about one ounce of cooked salmon in a lettuce cup then add vegetables and herbs and top with peanuts and a drizzle of sauce

SEAFOOD USED IN THIS RECIPE

Wild Sockeye Salmon