Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Pesto Grilled Shrimp 500 4169

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Per serving

1 Leanest protein

2 fats

3 condiments

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Marinate Time: 20 minutes 

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes 

Servings: 5


·     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 (~1/4 lemon)

·     salt and pepper to taste

·     2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deviened

  1. Pulse the basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in the pesto for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight, in the fridge.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

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