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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Moroccan Shrimp

My mom's birthday is today {Happy Birthday, Mom!}, but we celebrated last night since my brother had to head back to college today. After weighing our many options of what to cook for dinner, my brother and I decided on the following menu: grilled steak, Moroccan shrimp, corn {frozen from our garden}, asparagus {also from the garden}, and lemon-blueberry bundt cake. The meal turned out great {with the exception of my Mom's grill pan...we oiled it, but everything still stuck. Sorry, Mom. :-/}. I'll be sharing the recipe for the cake soon, and you can find the Moroccan shrimp recipe below.

In the meantime - anyone have any good tips for removing stuck-on food from a "non-stick" grill pan? I've been scrubbing it off and on all day, and it still won't come totally clean. Post them in the comments below if you do!

Moroccan Shrimp
adapted from: an old Weight-Watchers cookbook
Yield: 6 servings {I halved the recipe since this wasn't our only main dish.}

What You Need
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt {I used Greek yogurt.}
1/4 cup fresh lime juice {I used bottled since that's what we had.}
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. grated, peeled fresh ginger {I substituted 3/4 tsp. ground ginger.}
1 tsp. minced garlic {I used 1 clove.}
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
2 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
cooking spray
wooden or metal skewers

What To Do
1. Combine first 13 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp. Stir to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
2. Soak 6, 12-inch wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before grilling {or use metal skewers}.
3. Thread shrimp evenly on skewers.
4. Preheat grill.
5. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side, or until shrimp are done. {Cooking time depends on the size of your shrimp. Mine only required 1 1/2-2 minutes per side.}


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3 comments:

  1. I was looking at indoor grills at kmart today and they had some sort of cleaner pads specifically for them....don't know if that would work?

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  2. What about covering it with a sprinkling of Bar Keepers Friend (it is like Comet without the grit) and then putting some water on it to make a paste and let it sit? That is what I do with situations like that. Then I take a scouring pad (not a gritty one) and work on it. If you found something else that works, please let me know.

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  3. Hmm, I've never heard of Bar Keepers Friend but maybe it would work. I did try using Soft Scrub which helped some, but didn't get everything off.

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