Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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Camila January 12, 2021

How To Make Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

This grilled pesto shrimp recipe makes use of fresh basil to make homemade pesto. This dish comes together in 30 minutes and makes a great dinner meal.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupfresh basil leaves,chopped
  • 1clove garlic
  • ¼cupParmigiano Reggiano,grated
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • lbsjumbo shrimp,peeled and deveined, weight after peeling
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper,to taste

Equipments

  • 7 wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.

  2. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.

  3. Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate a few hours in a bowl.

  4. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes (or use metal ones to avoid this step). Thread shrimp onto 7 skewers.

  5. Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-low heat until hot. Be sure the grates are clean and spray lightly with oil.

  6. Place the shrimp on the hot grill and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp turns pink on the bottom; turn and continue cooking for 3 to 4 more minutes until shrimp is opaque and cooked through.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 143.25kcal
  • Fat: 8.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.50g
  • Fiber: 0.15g
  • Sugar: 0.06g
  • Protein: 15.30g
  • Cholesterol: 126.08mg
  • Sodium: 623.61mg
  • Calcium: 123.76mg
  • Potassium: 131.08mg
  • Iron: 0.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 72.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.75mg
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