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Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

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With summer here it is grilling season and one of my favourite things to grill is meat on a stick! I mean, what's not to like? You have meat, sticks and fire! Mmm... Although I generally think of chicken first when it comes to meat on a stick, you can't go wrong with plump juicy shrimp either! I came across the idea of pesto grilled shrimp on Gina's Skinny Taste a few months ago and I was just itching for summer to arrive so that I could use some fresh basil, fire up the grill and try them out! The recipe could not be easier, you simply make the pesto, marinate the shrimp, skewer is on sticks and grill it and this is good since you will want to be making it every week this summer!

Pesto Grilled Shrimp
Serve with lemon wedges for a hit of citrus-y freshness!

Pesto Grilled Shrimp
I am so looking forward to grilling up more meat on a stick over the next few weeks!

Pesto Grilled Shrimp
What are your favourite grilled shrimp recipes?

Pesto Grilled Shrimp
Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4

Light fresh and summery basil pesto marinated grilled shrimp.



ingredients
  • 1/2 cup basil, packed
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (~1/4 lemon)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
directions
  1. Pulse the basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in the pesto for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight, in the fridge.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 184, Fat 11g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 147mg, Sodium 755mg, Carbs 2g (Fiber 0, Sugars 0), Protein 18g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

36 comments:

Maria said...

Pesto makes everything better!

Marie Matter said...

These are summer perfection!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

These shrimp skewers look heavenly! Perfect for summer!

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

Done and done and done.

And done.

Katie said...

These shrimp look oh-so good!!!

Heather Christo said...

Ohhhhh boy!!! these look Ah-mazing!!!!

marla said...

Indeed perfect for a summer BBQ!!!!

naomi said...

this screams and I'm all for it!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

These look fantastic! We will have to give this a try, thanks for posting.

We Are Not Martha said...

Shrimp in the summer is my all-time favorite! These look like perfection :)

Sues

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

These look so fabulous!

Pam said...

These look wonderful Kevin!

Realestategrl45 said...

These look so good, make you wanna slap somebody!!! LOL Can't wait to get home to try them!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Theresa said...

Just what I was looking for, a simple & delicious grilled shrimp recipe! Thanks!! LOOKS DELISH!

Arthur in the Garden! said...

This is wonderful!

Tieghan said...

Making! This is my kind of summer meal!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

I love the idea of pesto shrimp! The grilling gives it such great flavor! I love that char.

Kristen | Pixelated Crumb said...

I'm going to have to adjust my cooking plans for the next couple of days because I need these ASAP. Yup, I think I'll be making these weekly...

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Perfect summer indulgence :)

Skinnytaste Gina said...

Thanks for sharing Kevin!!

ignacio polo orjuela said...

SE PUEDE AGREGAR UN POCO DE MENTA Y COCO RALLADO AL PESTO, DÁNDOLE SABOR DEL PACIFICO

ignacio polo orjuela said...

SE PUEDE AGREGAR UN POCO DE MENTA Y COCO RALLADO AL PESTO, DÁNDOLE SABOR DEL PACIFICO

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Yes please! Love easy grilled dinners for summer.

Bread Makers said...

This looks delicious. I can't wait to try this.
The Bread Makers

sandra stinson said...

They look so good and can't wait to try.

Maggie Santiago said...

I have a question, Can i make pesto without pine nuts? because i am allergic to pine nuts.

claire @ the realistic nutritionist said...

I LOVE this!!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Maggie Santiago: Yes you can easily omit the pine nuts in the pesto! You could also replace them with another nut if desired.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Wowza - do these look good! There's almost nothing better than grilled shrimp in my book - pinning and can't wait to make these at the beach!

www.you-made-that.com said...

This recipe looks fabulous and I want to devour one of those skewers of shrimp right now!

Marteen Hook said...

These shirmp looks just awesome. Shrimp with the taste basil and lemon juice just yummmy… Perfect dish for dinner. Thanks a lot for this delicious shrimp recipe.

Surkhab said...

These looks amezing....loved it..!!!!!!

Lili said...

I like this so much!!!

dirtgirl said...

Will definitely be giving these a whirl at my next BBQ, especially as I have overseas visitors arriving who I know will love these!

randy said...

Newbie cook here, this recipe looks delicious (and must be, based on the comments), but...I just "pulsed" all the stuff together, and I have a rather thick "paste". *That* is the "marinate" for the shrimp?

Kevin Lynch said...

randy: You should get something more of a sauce rather than a more liquid-y marinade or a paste. You should definitely be able to marinade them in it. If it is too thick, you can add some extra oil, lemon juice or water to thin it out a bit.

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