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Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp Skewers | Grill Recipe | Shrimp Recipe | simplywhisked.com

Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp Skewers

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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For the pesto:

  • 2 cups cilantro, large stems removed (about 1 bunch)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the skewers:

  • 2 pounds large peeled, tail-on shrimp
  • 1012 wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. Soak the wooden skewers in water for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine all of the pesto ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place the shrimp in a large bowl and add the pesto. Stir to coat the shrimp.
  4. While the shrimp marinate, preheat a grill to medium, indirect heat (375˚F – 400˚F).
  5. Place shrimp on skewers, and grill for 5 -6 minutes, turning once.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg