Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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Camila
Camila January 12, 2021
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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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