Cilantro Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Recipe by yooper
READY IN: 51mins




  • Place the shrimp in a bowl, and toss them with 6 tablespoons of the pesto.
  • Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a grill to high heat, or preheat the broiler.
  • Thread the shrimp crosswise onto long metal skewers, about five to six to a skewer.
  • Grill or broil the skewers in batches, 3 inches from the coals or heating element, for 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skewers and place them in bowl.
  • Toss with the remaining 6 tablespoons pesto, and serve immediately.
  • For Pesto: Place the cilantro leaves in the bowl of a food processor and pulse the machine on and off until the leaves are coarsley chopped.
  • Add the pine nuts, garlic, cumin, and salt and pepper and pulse the machine on and off until the mixture is well chopped but not pureed.
  • With the machine rumming, slowly drizzle in the olive oil through the feed tube and process until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and refrigerate covered, up to 3 days.
  • Makes about 3/4 cup.