Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Pesto

Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Pesto

Looking for a quick and easy recipe for lunch or an appetizer? Look no further! These juicy jumbo shrimp skewers with peanut pesto are the perfect to snack on!

Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Pesto

Shrimp Ingredients:

1 lb jumbo shrimp
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
parsley (for garnish) 
1 lemon (in wedges for garnish + for zest at the end) 
2 tsp peanut pesto (see below)

Peanut Pesto Ingredients:

2 cups basil
1 package mint
1 tsp peanuts
2 cloves garlic
2 chiles
1 lime
1 lemon
4 tsp olive oil

Directions

  • Make your pesto, in a blender put 2 bundles/packages of basil, 1 package mint, 1 tsp peanut, 2 cloves garlic, 2 chiles (of your choice), juice of 1 lime and 1 lemon and olive oil. Blend until a smooth pesto! 
  • Marinate your shrimp with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and a little bit of the peanut pesto. Marinade in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. 
  • Heat a pan with a little drizzle of olive oil and when hot, start adding on your shrimp into golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Take off pan and let cool for a minute or two and add on the skewers. You can also add on the shrimp on the skewers before cooking but that's up to your preference! 
  • Plate and drizzle with some more of the pesto, top with parsley and serve with a side of pesto for dipping. Enjoy!
Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Pesto