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.
In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.
Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate a few hours in a bowl.
Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes (or use metal ones to avoid this step). Thread shrimp onto 7 skewers.
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.
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.
- 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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