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Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Pesto

These shrimp skewers, full of fresh flavor, make for a perfect patio dinner.

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Ingredients

FOR THE SHRIMP, COMBINE:

FOR THE PESTO, PURÉE:

Instructions

Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.

For the shrimp, combine ¼ cup oil, garlic, pepper flakes, paprika, lime zest, and salt in a bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat; marinate for about 5 minutes.

For the pesto, purée cilantro, oil, cream, and lime juice in a food processor. Season with salt.

Thread 4 shrimp onto each of 4 skewers through both the tail and the head to hold in place. Reserve marinade for basting.

Arrange skewers on grill with handles extending over edge. Grill 2 minutes per side, brushing shrimp with marinade as they cook. Serve skewers with pesto and Cheddar Polenta.

To devein shrimp, slice along the back to expose the vein; remove with the tip of a knife.

To devein shrimp, slice along the back to expose the vein; remove with the tip of a knife.

Thread marinated shrimp onto skewers going through the tail and head to hold them in place.

Thread marinated shrimp onto skewers going through the tail and head to hold them in place.

Arrange skewers on the grill with handles over the edge. Cover and grill 2 minutes per side.

Arrange skewers on the grill with handles over the edge. Cover and grill 2 minutes per side.

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