Recipe for Grilled Shrimp with Pesto

Interesting and different proposal for an appetizer

pesto grilled shrimp cooking recipes


  • 1 kg large shrimp cleaned
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cups Tea leaves of basil
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan tea
  • 1/4 cup tea nuts
  • 1 lemon, sliced, for serving (optional)


step 1

Cut the shrimp into skewers (optional).

step 2

Put the olive oil, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, parmesan and walnuts in a food processor and process until the mixture is homogeneous.

step 3

Keep two tablespoons of pesto in a bowl large enough to fit all the shrimp and set aside.

step 4

Drizzle the shrimp with the remaining pesto and leave to marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

step 5

Lightly grease a grill and preheat over medium to high heat.

step 6

Place the shrimp on the grill and cook for a few minutes on each side. Transfer the cooked shrimp to the bowl with the kept pesto and stir to cover evenly. Serve immediately.