Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Kabobs and My Dentist Story

Well this will be a short and sweet recipe post. Over the weekend, I developed what I thought was just irrated gums from wedging food between the teeth. Nope, as luck would have it, I started my vacation with an abcess tooth. Came out of nowhere. Funny, I go to the dentist for cleaning every three months just had xrays, no problem. Then this. So, I made some foods over the weekend, just in case I wasn't going to feel up to cooking and it's a good thing I did. This is one that you can eat heated up and it still tastes great!

Tuesday was my dreaded appointment. I haven't had good luck with teeth, have had great Dentists, but not at all a fan of Dentists all through my childhood and adult years. Being born in the 50's fluoride wasn't something we had much of, my teeth ended up not the best in shape. My kids teeth, thank god are perfect! So in I went to see what the problem was hopeful it wasn't anything but a filling. Then the bad news came from the Dentist, another dreaded root canal. I have already had four root canals in the past, three teeth ended up getting pulled shortly after them all, just wouldn't heal right. I can tell you one thing, for me Dentists are one of my biggest fears, I am sure you already got that message. Uncomfortable is just the tip of this iceberg, phobia I guess is the real word, but with some traumatic experiences from my past that would take pages to write, we will leave it to this one. Anyway, today was the big day for this dreaded root canal. Didn't sleep last night one wink. Got there at 10am, they numbed me, 20 minutes later, I was not getting numb yet. This went on for another 20 minutes and 14 shots later . Nope not numb. So, the next alternative was to have a shot directly into the nerve, yep that's what I said directly into the nerve. All I can say is, I hope you never go through this, I have a high tolerance for pain, but I can tell you one thing I would rather have had another baby any day of the week. The good news is, it numbed me, they proceeded on with this, and another bad memory etched in my mind of things not going smoothly has been born! So, I guess I wrote this part to tell everyone, this is why I am not posting and showing a long well thought out recipe. You will have to bear with me a few days. So, there you have it, my dreaded root canal story. But hopefully this tooth will be saved this time, I still have to hope for that.....so for the next few days, nothing but soft easy foods for me.
So, I have a few posting saved up from previous days of cooking, since I deep down inside knew what was coming....... Hope you like the pictures, as the recipe is a repeat from a previous posting.

Living in Florida we grill out all year round. This is one quick way to make some perfectly grilled shrimp that everyone will love. I use the same basic sauce from my Chicken Teriyaki Marinade.

These are extra large size shrimps. With a sweet sesame glaze, you can use this same marinade for chicken, pork and shrimp.

Adding the fresh pineapple while marinating is the perfect sweetness to enhance the flavors of the sauce for these shrimps.

Just cook up some boiled plain rice and your good to go..... add a bed of greens, a glass of white wine and you got a great easy meal.

These cook quickly, turning once. I usually grill the shrimp until they start to turn pink and the edges are browned.

For the marinade recipe please just click here and follow the recipe for Sesame Chicken Teriyaki Over White Rice.

Enjoy! and thanks for reading!

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