Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Must Love Lemon

This morning it seemed as though it was going to be one of those "speak to me at your own risk" days. Ms. Susan was Ms. Grumpy Gills fo sho. In the end, really only the morning was I Ms. Grumpy Gills, it did get better. I went to a Pilates class after work and the instructor announced that he was going to take the last 10 minutes of class to incorporate some ballet. ::Score:: I danced in high school and college but haven't done much of it since I graduated so I was stoked!


You may be wondering what bad moods, Pilates, and ballet have to do with this recipe.... hang with me, it's related.


Anywho- so while I'm doing my Pilates-thing, I start smelling lemon. My face is pretty much planted in my mat at this point... but I'm smelling lemon....? It smelled good, and I was getting hungry!
(see, told ya)
Then I remembered this quinoa corn salad I had made with a lemon vinaigrette. That was just a side dish, though, I couldn't have just that for dinner......
SHRIMP! I had boiled some shrimp the night before and they were sitting in my fridge.


Done.
Genius.







Lemony Quinoa Shrimp w/Corn & Green Onions

Vinaigrette:
3 tbs EVOO
2 tbs lemon juice
healthy pinch of black pepper
1/2 of one green onion, chopped.
(Whisk all together, let sit and get friendly)

Quinoa:
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water
(boil, then simmer until all liquid is absorbed. Transfer to large bowl then pop in freezer/fridge to cool)

Shrimp:
1-ish lb of shrimp.
(boiled in salted water, peeled and completely cooled)

Other yums:
1-ish cup of frozen corn kernels
the rest of the green onion that was chopped for the dressing + more if you're like that.

*When everything is cool, toss it all together in a large bowl, serve and enjoy!


THIS may have had something to do with my
improved mood! :-)
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!