Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

This pesto grilled shrimp recipe calls for homemade pesto, however, store-bought pesto would work equally well.




  1. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for 15-20 minutes. You want to ensure they are well soaked so they don’t burn on the grill.
  2. Prepare the pesto. In a food processor, combine the basil, nuts, garlic, lemon juice and salt, and blitz until a paste forms.
  3. Slowly add the olive oil in batches until a smooth consistency is reached.
  4. In a bowl, season the raw shrimp with a pinch of sea salt and cover with pesto. You can allow the mixture to marinate for 1-2 hours if you like, but this can also be used immediately. Ensure the shrimp is well coated with the pesto.
  5. Once the skewers have soaked, thread 5 shrimp onto each skewer and set aside.
  6. Place skewers onto the BBQ or grill pan on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Cook until shrimp is not longer opaque and has a slight pink colour.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!


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