Baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Last night’s workout was a wonderfully tough one. But I think that is exactly what I needed!
There was this one move, which I would like to call a super modified burpee. Basically starting standing up, you drop down into a pushup, then hop your legs up and widen your feet and then do another pushup. Then tuck, jump back out, tuck again, and stand up. It took me a couple tries to even figure out what I was doing (since I am not coordinated).
We also planks with a one arm row, dumbbell rows on the stability ball, pull ups using the rings, hanging tucks, lunges with an overhead press, a couple other fun ones.
Dinner needed to be something simple and a little on the lighter side.
Shrimp it is!
I used this recipe which is so easy because you can just leave it while you prepare other things and it is so simple and flavorful (<—you know I love both these things).
What I like about this is that you could serve them stand alone (like I did, with sides) or add them to pasta, salad, etc.
Simple Baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: About 3-4 servings
6 tbsp butter or margarine (I used olive oil margarine)
1 large lemon
1 lb of large shrimp (or more!)
3 cloves (or about 2 tbsp) minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel, devein, and rinse shrimp. Set aside.
Melt butter/margarine in microwave or pot on stove. Once melted, pour into 9×13 casserole dish so evenly distributed among bottom of dish.
Slice lemon (about 1/4 inch thick slices) and spread slices out into dish.
Sprinkle garlic evenly over lemon/butter mixture.
Lay shrimp out over mixture and disperse evenly. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Bake for 15 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through.
I served mine alongside some cheesy penne and steamed asparagus with balsamic. The perfect, light dinner!
If you could specifically concentrate on strengthening/toning/etc just one part of your body right now what would it be?
Which do you think would be easier for you to do right now – 100 push ups, 100 burpees, or 100 squats?
How many pull-ups can you do in a row? I mean full pull-ups starting from hanging position.
Only 3 for me! Sad!