I have a really neat extended family, full of characters and a rich history of stories. Many of the stories I grew up hearing and I was always begging my mom to tell me stories from when she was a little girl. In my mind they were the best.
Two members of my extended family drove up from the Harrisburg/Hershey area to spend the day with my mom. I told her that I’d come and help her with dinner so they could visit more. I decided to make Lime Chicken and Shrimp Skewers with some pieces of grilled pineapple. Here is what I did:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tbs. honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Juice of 1 Lime
1 clove of garlic run through a garlic press
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast or Peeled and Deveined Shrimp (both are pictured)
In a small bowl combine soy sauce, honey, vegetable oil, lime juice, cilantro and garlic.
For Chicken: cut the chicken into large chunks, skewer onto bamboo sticks that have been soaked
in water for 5 minutes, and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Grill on medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear
For Shrimp – Marinate for 30 minutes and grill for 2-4 minutes on each side
I think this would taste great with brown rice and steamed veggies; I served mine with the Shaved Asparagus Salad and some plain black quinoa with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
It was a yucky day outside so I used a grill pan and did this on the stove inside.
This is my mom with my Great-Aunt Louise. She is quite the character. She’s 92 and sharp and sassy. As I was taking this picture she said to make sure that she looked sexy and then said that I should send it to Hollywood so she could be famous since she looks like a movie star! 😉 She walks with a cane now and as she was leaving she said, “Come over here Sara Ann and kiss the Canaanite” So cute!