Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp {Low Carb} #SundaySupper

Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp Skewers are the easiest and tastiest of shrimp recipes perfect for grilling season.

Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp Skewers are the easiest and tastiest of shrimp recipes perfect for grilling season.

Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 4
Prep time includes the 30 minutes to marinate the shrimp
  • 1 cup lemon basil (or Italian Basil)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiana cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 wooden skewers
  1. In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.
  3. Add the lemon juice and pulse again.
  4. Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate 30 minutes a bowl.
  5. Soak wooden skewers in water at least 20 minutes
  6. Thread 5 shrimp onto 4 skewers.
  7. Heat an outdoor grill to medium heat until hot.
  8. Spray grill lightly with oil, and place on the grill, or place the shrimp in a grill pan.
  9. Cook until shrimp turns pink on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes; turn and continue cooking until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
Serving size: 63 g Calories: 171 Fat: 14.1 Saturated fat: 3.7 Carbohydrates: 1.2 Sugar: 0.0 Sodium: 347 Protein: 11.2 Cholesterol: 68 mg

Today for Sunday Supper we are presenting all of you with some great grilling recipes.  Thank you to Melanie of Melanie Makes and Jennie of The Messy Baker for hosting this grilling event for the Sunday Supper Movement.

I am shrimp lover.

Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp Skewers are the easiest and tastiest of shrimp recipes perfect for grilling season.Sometimes I am at a loss when it comes to the hubby’s palate for food.  I have long given up trying to figure him out.

Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp Skewers are the easiest and tastiest of shrimp recipes perfect for grilling season.He actually isn’t that fond of shrimp.  It’s surprised me to hear him tell me that he was planning on eating some shrimp.

But I guess something made him change his mind.  He didn’t touch these luscious shrimp.

Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp Skewers are the easiest and tastiest of shrimp recipes perfect for grilling season.Just between you and me, I think it was the green sauce, otherwise known as pesto, that turned him off.  No worries folks.  There was more for me and my girl.

I will spare you the details of what he actually consumed and how he felt the next morning either.  Instead, enjoy these grilled shrimp.  I made them with the lemon basil plant I bough from the Farmer’s Market.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


In the meantime, enjoy all of the grilling recipes we are sharing.



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Grilled Lemon Pesto Shrimp {Low Carb} #SundaySupper — 40 Comments

  1. I am all over this. Making it as soon as I get back to Maryland. I’ll let you know how it turns out! It’s so great to meet you!

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  5. I envy YOU not your HUBBY! Those look so good, I’m wishing my computer had tasternet! I would love it if you would bring this luscious dish to my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here this week to share. You can find us after Tuesday evening at 8pm on my blog Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos. HUGS

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  14. That pesto looks spot-on! We don’t eat shrimp here but I could totally use that pesto on some tofu skewers or something analogous. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe tonight!

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  17. If I’m over for dinner when these are on the menu, you’ll probably have to make a double batch just to make sure everyone even gets a shrimp. These look so amazing and perfect and summery!! Love it!

  18. Well color me happy! My girls have been begging for more shrimp this summer so I’m glad to come across your suggestion and recipe for a new preparation! Thanks for sharing!

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