About 5 years ago, my mother's potassium and sodium levels got all messed up. She also started experiencing a lot of joint pain. Because of a kidney condition, she was prescribed a number of narcotics, trying to find something that would relieve the pain that she could also be coherent taking.
Everything together made her kind of loopy. She even had trouble telling night from day. One time we brought her a hamburger for dinner. She said it was good, but that she had never had anything like that for breakfast. She thought it was 6 AM, instead of PM.
About this time, we were going to fix her dinner and asked her what she would like. She said that she really wanted to curly tuna. We were really puzzled what she meant. After a lot of questions, she made a hook shape with her index finger. "Oh," said Lesley, "you mean shrimp." That was it. I guess they were on the same wave length.
Try this delicious curly tuna recipe.
2 lbs. uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/2 cup olive oil
2-3 tablespoons chopped garlic
1-2 bay leaves
1-2 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1-2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
Place shrimp in bowl; sprinkle with coarse salt and toss. Let stand 15 minutes.
Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add garlic, bay leaves and dried peppers and stir 1 minute. Add shrimp; stir until just cooked through, about 3 minutes, adding parsley during the last minute. Sprinkle with lemon or lime juice and transfer to serving dish.