Pesto Grilled Shrimp from Closet Cooking

Light fresh and summery basil pesto marinated grilled shrimp.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 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 (~1/2 lemon)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
  1. Pulse the basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in the pesto for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Tip: Serve alone as appetizers or in a salad or pasta as a light main.