Posted on August 8th, 2012 by Community outpatient bariatrics No Comments »
This easy-to-prepare recipe uses a homemade pesto sauce to give shrimp a zesty flavor straight from the grill. These grilled shrimp skewers will provide a delicious, protein-packed main course at your next cookout or dinner party. Chill shrimp leftovers for a healthy salad topping the next day! Read on for the recipe.
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
- kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
- 7 wooden skewers
In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.
Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate a few hours in a bowl.
Soak wooden skewers in water at least 20 minutes (or use metal ones to avoid this step). Thread shrimp onto 7 skewers.
Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-low heat until hot. Be sure the grates are clean and spray lightly with oil. Place the shrimp on the hot grill and 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.
Servings: 7 Serving Size: 1 skewer • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 180 • Fat: 8.4 g • Protein: 25.3 g • Carb: 0.4 g • Fiber: 0.2 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 292 mg (without salt)
You can find this delicious, healthy recipe and others like it at Skinnytaste.com
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