Fire up the grill and make this easy, quick and flavourful Pesto Grilled Shrimp.
I love Pesto. This Italian sauce made from olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese is so flavorful that by itself brings your dish to a whole new level. Every time I want to grill something easy and flavorful, I don’t think twice I use pesto. Pesto is always my choice to marinate the meat, because you don’t need to marinate for hours to get a delicious flavor.
The BBQ season is here and grilling meat on a stick is a fabulous way to have a delicious and quick dinner outside enjoying the nice weather. This Pesto Grilled Shrimp on a stick has to be one of my favorites during the summer time. You can’t go wrong with that. It is great to serve them as skewers, easy and quick to make, flavourful and goes well with almost everything. I love to serve it with green salad, rice, vegetables, pasta and as an appetizer.
This is an awesome recipe to make with your husband/boyfriend/partner because while you are making the pesto, he can prepare the charcoal for you. Once you marinate the shrimp and place them on the skewers you send him out with the food and he will be grilling everything for you. While he is grilling you can preparing the side dish such as a delicious quinoa salad to go with it.
So fire up the grill and try this Pesto Grilled Shrimp today. Trust me, you won’t regret!
Pesto Grilled Shrimp Recipe
- 1/2 cup homemade pesto — Click here for the complete Pesto recipe
- 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp — peeled (I also added 7 scallops too - but it is fine if you don't have it)
- Salt and pepper
- 7 wooden skewers
In a large bowl, marinate the shrimp in the pesto for 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.
Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until the shrimp is pink. It is about 2-3 minutes per side.
Before serving, toss the shrimp with the rest of the pesto.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 221, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 260mg, Sodium: 1070mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 44g
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