How to make easy grilled pesto shrimp skewers. Serve them with rice and fresh pineapple for a delicious and healthy meal.

Each night throughout the week I like to make a dish that is a 'favorite' for at least one of the kids. My little man has developed quite a liking for seafood, particularly fish and shrimp, and seeing as I already had shrimp on hand, today was his day, and I made him Grilled Pesto Shrimp. Pesto is also another favorite thing, they love it on all kinds of dishes. 

Grilled pesto shrimp recipe
It really can't get any easier to make this dish.

I whipped up a jar of homemade pesto during the day (I used Jennie's pesto recipe, with my homegrown basil) and refrigerated it until I was ready to use it.

Once peeled, carefully put all of the shrimp onto wood skewers and then brush one side with the homemade pesto, place that side down on the grill (I used my stovetop grill). Brush the other side with pesto before turning them. They only needed to be grilled for a few minutes on each side.

Note: If using an outdoor grill, soak the skewers first, and then wrap the ends in aluminum foil to prevent them from burning. 

grilled pesto shrimp
I served the shrimp skewers with fresh pineapple and steamed rice.

We have quite a bit of homemade pesto left which will be perfect to use later in the week in a pasta dish.


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Grilled pesto shrimp recipe

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Diane Hoffmaster May 29, 2013 - 4:36 am

Hello! Just wanted to let you know that your recipe is featured this week on What’s Cooking Wednesday! It looks delicious and I hope you come back and link up again this wee!

Julie May 29, 2013 - 6:05 am

Hi Tonya, this looks so good and easy. I would love try this for the summer. Thanks I saw this on confessions of an overworked mom.
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Elisa September 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Habe ich in dieser Form noch nie gegessen, aber das werde ich nachholen. Das sieht richtig gut bei dir aus.


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