Monday, December 13, 2021

Shrimp and Pork Roll Lettuce Cups #BakingBloggers

These delightful appetizers combine Asian Flavors with French Pastry (well, okay crescent rolls but we'll pretend it's puff pastry).  I paired it with a Spanish Sparkling Wine and it was a perfect match.

Shrimp and Pork Roll Lettuce Cups

The Baking Bloggers are sharing Appetizers today.......
Sue of Palatable Pastime has invited us each month of 2021 to join her in sharing a baked dish by theme or ingredient.  It has been a fun year and I hate to see it end.  Our group is remaining intact but instead of posting baked items each second Monday of the month we will now be posting recipes for you on the first and last Saturdays of each month.  We will no longer have themes but you can be sure that we will still be sharing some amazing recipes.

So let's take a look at the appetizers everyone brought to the last event of the year.........

Baking Bloggers December 2021

Baked Party Appetizers

This is the final installment of Baking Bloggers before it is retired this month. Join us in January on the first Saturday as we begin a new recipe endeavor called “Supper Club Saturday” featuring a variety of favorite recipes from many of our same bloggers, and some new friends. We will also be posting on the last Saturdays of the month for a similar event called “Potluck Party”. See you there!

Shrimp and Pork Roll Lettuce Cups

This recipe, from Pillsbury, makes 16 appetizer portions that are large enough to be a nice first course at a dinner party.  My husband and I made dinner of these.  Three of them was plenty to fill me up and four was good for him, leaving us more to snack on and enjoy for lunch the following day.

I liked the twist of using dough from crescent sheets to hold the shrimp and pork mixture instead of just spooning it onto the letttuce cups.  It kept the ingredients intact and it gave you the great crescent roll flavor.  

Appetizers, Shrimp, Pork, Baked, Crescent Pastry
Asian Fusion
Yield: 16 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Shrimp and Pork Roll Lettuce Cups

Shrimp and Pork Roll Lettuce Cups

These delightful appetizers combine Asian Flavors with French Pastry (well, okay crescent rolls but we'll pretend it's puff pastry).
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts, sliced and divided
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 9 large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail removed, chopped
  • 2 T. oyster sauce, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • 16 butter lettuce cups
  • 1 c. shredded red cabbage
  • Sweet and sour sauce


  1. Thinly slice the scallions, seperating the white and green parts.
  2. Place pork in a skillet over medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper and cook until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet and stovetop. Add the white parts of the scallions and the chopped shrimp. Stir in 1 Tablespoon of the oyster sauce and cook, stirring frequently, until shrimp is pink. Remove from heat.
  3. Unroll dough and press or roll into a 9x12" rectangle. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 4 rows by 4 rows making 16 rectangles. Divide the shrimp and pork mixture between the 16 small rectangles (about a Tablespoon for each) and then roll them tightly and seal the ends.
  4. Place seam side down onto a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment or a silicone mat and brush with the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oyster sauce.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.
  6. Place shredded cabbage onto each lettuce cup, place a roll onto each and sprinkle with the green parts of the scallion.
  7. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.


Adapted from a recipe found at Pillsbury.

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  1. How totally clever, and the lettuce would make me feel all virtuous, lol!! They sound delicious.

    1. They were Karen and it was easy to convince yourself that they were healthy because, after all, they were lettuce cups LOL

  2. Love the serving on lettuce! Crescent roll is versatile to make anything out of it and love the flavors of the filling! This is absolutely a great appetizer!


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