Lemon chive shrimp skewers come together in a flash. Perfect for nights when you need a healthy protein source ready in minutes!
Holland is 2 weeks old now! This week we’ve been working on finding more of a rhythm. As best we can. The house is a total disaster. We have an actual mountain of laundry to fold. Legos are everywhere. But dang, our hearts are so full.
I’m so thankful for Jacob’s job and the fact that he gets to work from home. We LOVE having him here, and it’s been so nice not having to think about him leaving for the entire day. Adjusting to life as a family of 6 is much easier when we’re together! This month he’s not traveling, but next month I know he’ll have a few nights away.
I’m trying to think of ways to make it super special for the kids and I when he’s away traveling for a night. I know I’m typically exhausted and just trying to get through the day when I’m single parenting, but I want to start making it extra special with activities that we “only do when daddy is traveling”. I’d love any suggestions from you guys! Simple things for ages 6 and under.
One way I know we can make it special is with food! This shrimp recipe is one I’ll definitely be pulling out on “daddy travel days”. The kids and I LOVE shrimp and the four of us devour it so quickly. Jacob’s not a shrimp fan and because I’m a really, really nice wife, I don’t cook it for dinner when he’s around. I may cook it for lunch when he’s around, but in that case I’d have some other leftover for him to eat.
I’m always on the look out on how to make dinner EASY and FASY, and frozen shrimp helps me to much! I pretty much only buy frozen, uncooked, peeled and deveined shrimp if I’m planning to cook it up. I’ve spent my fair share of time deveining shrimp and I just don’t want to take that time now. I highly recommend the frozen prepped kind if you’re looking for simplicity!
I love how shrimp cooks up in minutes. It’s one of my favorite simple protein choices for dinner! I love pairing these lemon chive shrimp skewers with my kale, feta, pear and walnut kale salad plus a side of old bay potato wedges. Both can be prepped ahead of time for a super fast dinner!
Lemon Chive Shrimp Skewers
- 1 lb shrimp medium deveined and peeled (if using frozen follow defrost instructions on package)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp dried chives
- 1/2 tsp garlic granules
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tbsp avocado oil for cooking
- Bring grill pan to medium-high heat.
- As the pan heats, add the shrimp, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, dried chives, garlic granules and sea salt to a bowl. Stir to combine. (Do not allow the shrimp to marinate more than 5 minutes in the lemon juice as it begins to cook it.)
- Divide the shrimp evenly onto 8 skewers.
- Add the avocado oil to the pan. Cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes on one side, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side. Do not over cook. You are looking for the pink to go away and the shrimp to firm up and turn white. Once white the shrimp is done quickly get it off the heat. Cook up any remaining skewers.
- Serve with kale salad and potato wedges!
Do you have a favorite way to prepare shrimp? Do you usually buy fresh or frozen shrimp?
Lastly, I’d love any suggestions from you guys of simple activities for ages 6 and under that we can start implementing for “when daddy is away traveling”.