These lightly grilled Pesto prawns are made with homemade basil pesto, you will want to make them all summer long!
Grilled Shrimp Pesto
How to Make Grilled Pesto Prawns
Inspired by a plate served with my sister in the love garden baby shower (pictured below), this is so simple and delicious, I knew I had to make them myself.
They served them on a platter over a bed of greens, but this is also well served as skewers so you can hold them in your hand.
I often keep the nuts out of my pesto to keep the fat content down and everyone always loves it. And bonus, these are carbs, gluten free and delicious!
Note: Remember that when you remove the shell from the shrimp, it will weigh less, so I started with approx. 2 kg of shrimp to get 1 1/2 kg after I peel them. Depending on the size of your shrimp, you get different quantities.
Grilled Shrimp Pesto
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Homemade pesto with basil from my garden is a delicious addition to shrimp. Serve these for dinner or make them on your next grill!
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and developed (weight after peel)
- kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
- 7 wooden skewers
In a food processor, pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
Slowly add the olive oil as you pulse.
Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate for a few hours in a bowl.
Soak wood skewers in water for at least 20 minutes (or use metal shells to avoid this step). Wood shrimp on 7 skewers.
Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-low heat until warm. Make sure the grills are clean and lightly spray with oil.
Place shrimp on the hot grill and cook until shrimp turns pink at the bottom, approx. 3-4 minutes; turn and continue cooking until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, approx. 3-4 minutes.
Serving: 1 skewer, Calories: 180 kg, Carbohydrates: 0.5 g, Protein: 25.5 g, Fat: 8.5 g, Sodium: 292 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green smart points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 5
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