These Easy Pesto Grilled Shrimp make a quick appetizer or dinner perfect for any summer evening. Using fresh, homemade pesto takes these to a new level!
Summer is finally here and it is time to start grilling! Actually, we are big grillers here at Fox and Briar, we grill all year long. But there is something special about long, warm summer nights when we fire up the grill.
I wanted to use up some of my Nut-Free Homemade Pesto, so I decided to try this incredibly easy and quick grilling recipe. All you need to do is marinade the shrimp for 15 minutes in the pesto and then pop on the grill for about 3-4 minutes. One of the fastest and easiest dinners of all time.
Shrimp cook incredibly quickly and it is very easy to overcook them. Overcooked shrimp are unpleasantly rubbery, so it is best to err on the side of caution and take them off the grill as soon as they are turning pink. These shrimp needed about 90 seconds per side. Happy grilling, friends!
Pesto Grilled Shrimp
Yield 4 servings
1 lb shrimp, tails on and shells removed
1/2 cup pesto (I use my homemade pesto, click HERE for recipe)
Toss shrimp in pesto, allow to marinade for 15 minutes.
Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes per side. Shrimp cooks VERY quickly, remove from grill just as it is starting to turn pink.
Serves 4 as an appetizer, 2 for a main meal. Depending on the size of your shrimp, 1 pound will be about 18 shrimp.