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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of in love with shrimp… I like most seafood, but shrimp has always been one of my favorite seafood options – besides crawfish, of course! Geaux Tigers 😉

So just in case any of you share my love for shrimp, I thought I should share this super yummy shrimp skewer recipe from SkinnyTaste! Summer is almost upon us, which means barbecues, lake days, and sunburns.

So if you’ve got a potluck to attend or a grill to break in, then be sure to give this recipe a go.

Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Photo and recipe courtesy of Gina Homolka from SkinnyTaste

Serves 7


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano or nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 7 wooden skewers


  1. In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.
  3. Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate a few hours in a bowl.
  4. Soak wooden skewers in water at least 20 minutes (or use metal ones to avoid this step).
  5. Thread shrimp onto 7 skewers.
  6. Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-low heat until hot. Be sure the grates are clean and spray lightly with oil.
  7. Place the shrimp on the hot grill and cook until shrimp turns pink on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Turn and continue cooking until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.

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