Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Pesto

Lunch / Dinner

Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Pesto

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

Makes

4 skewers

Total Time

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per skewer with 1/3 cup pesto

Calories: 222

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22g 33%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Cholesterol 50mg 16%

Sodium 77mg 3%

Carbs 1g 0%

Fiber 0g 0%

Protein 6g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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