Everyday Mom's Meals: Get Well Mom

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Get Well Mom

It's never fun to have a loved one under the weather, but I think one thing you can do that will never fails to make the person feel loved is to bring them food! So when my mom had surgery a couple weeks ago I knew there were many things I would need to do to help her out, and on the top of that list was cooking things that she could easily reheat. I decided to do some of her favorites so not only was she getting help but also a treat each day too! If she was going to be laid up for a bit, why not make sure supper time was as enjoyable as possible? Mom loves shrimp, and many times during the summer if she is coming over she will request me to make these. They are super simple and can be adapted with whatever flavor you like. For mom we keep it pretty simple. In fact, hers don't even include the lemon due to dietary needs, but ours always so because we can't eat shrimp without lemon of some sort. If you have a grill pan for your outdoor grill, I highly suggest using it for these. They stay moist and tender while still maintaining the "open flame" flavor. Grill these, lay them on a simple plate of rice and dinner is served! I hope mom enjoyed her "meals on wheels" from me; and more importantly I hope she heals quickly and is 100% very soon!

Grilled Lemon Shrimp Skewers
1(12oz) bag 60/80 frozen medium shrimp, thawed
3 TBS olive oil
3 garlic cloves, grated
2 TBS lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large plastic bag place shrimp, oil, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper. Turn to coat. Let marinate in fridge for at least an hour. Place shrimp on skewers. If using wooden ones, soak in water to avoid burning. Preheat grill on medium heat. Lay skewers on grill pan or grill grate. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until pink. Serve with extra lemon if desired.

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