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Skewered Shrimp With Lemon Pesto

  Large shrimp 1 1⁄4 Pound (32 large size, 565 gram, shelled except for tails and deveined)
  Basil sprigs 4
For lemon pesto
  Firmly packed fresh basil 120 Milliliter (1/2 cup)
  Olive oil 60 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Grated lemon zest 2 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Pine nuts 1 Tablespoon

In a food processor or blender, combine ingredients for Lemon Pesto.
Whirl until smooth.
Rinse shrimp and pat dry.
Place in a large heavy-duty plastic food bag or nonreactive bowl.
Pour in pesto and seal bag (or cover bowl).
Rotate bag to distribute marinade and place in a shallow pan.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours, turning shrimp occasionally.
Remove shrimp from bag and drain, discarding marinade.
Thread shrimp on skewers.
Arrange skewers on cooking grate.
Place lid on grill.
Cook, turning once halfway through cooking time, until shrimp are opaque in thickest part (4 to 5 minutes; cut to test).
Transfer to a platter or individual plates.
Garnish with basil sprigs.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1476 Calories from Fat 803

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.5%

Saturated Fat 16.2 g81.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 888.2 mg296.1%

Sodium 1318.2 mg54.9%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.5%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.2%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 142 g284.5%

Vitamin A 449.3% Vitamin C 207.3%

Calcium 139.4% Iron 156.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Skewered Shrimp With Lemon Pesto Recipe