AuthorMike EgrieCategoryDifficultyIntermediate
Shrimp Skewers with Basil Pesto
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 bags of Bowl & Basket shrimp peeled and deveined
 8 metal skewers
 3 yellow squash cut into cubes or slices
 3 sweet vidalia onion cut into slices
 3 red bell peppers cut into squares
 3 yellow bell peppers cut into squares
 1 bottle of your preferred brand of Italian dressing
 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil, divided ( follow steps )
 salt and pepper, to taste
 3 bunches of fresh basil washed
 6 cloves of peeled garlic
 1 pt pine nuts
 3 tbsp parmesan grated
 lemon juice, for garnish
 3 heirloom tomatoes
1

Begin to build your shrimp skewers by starting with some of your vegetables

2

Alternate the vegetables and shrimp to create a well balanced and colorful shrimp skewer.

3

Season the skewers with salt and pepper.

4

Brush the skewers with extra virgin olive oil ( about 1/2 cup ), and Italian dressing

5

Grill over a clean and hot grill.

6

Create the Basil Pesto, first wash the Basil.

7

Place the garlic, pine nuts, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper into a food processor, and begin to puree them until chunky.

8

Add the basil to the food processor and begin to puree until smooth.

9

Lastly add the parmesan cheese and incorporate it by returning the food processor to medium speed.

10

Remove the pesto from the food processor and place in a large bowl and place it in the refrigerator until needed.

11

Plate the shrimp skewers on a platter lined with sliced heirloom tomatoes.

12

Garnish with a drizzle of basil pesto and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to serve.

Ingredients

 1 bags of Bowl & Basket shrimp peeled and deveined
 8 metal skewers
 3 yellow squash cut into cubes or slices
 3 sweet vidalia onion cut into slices
 3 red bell peppers cut into squares
 3 yellow bell peppers cut into squares
 1 bottle of your preferred brand of Italian dressing
 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil, divided ( follow steps )
 salt and pepper, to taste
 3 bunches of fresh basil washed
 6 cloves of peeled garlic
 1 pt pine nuts
 3 tbsp parmesan grated
 lemon juice, for garnish
 3 heirloom tomatoes

Directions

1

Begin to build your shrimp skewers by starting with some of your vegetables

2

Alternate the vegetables and shrimp to create a well balanced and colorful shrimp skewer.

3

Season the skewers with salt and pepper.

4

Brush the skewers with extra virgin olive oil ( about 1/2 cup ), and Italian dressing

5

Grill over a clean and hot grill.

6

Create the Basil Pesto, first wash the Basil.

7

Place the garlic, pine nuts, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper into a food processor, and begin to puree them until chunky.

8

Add the basil to the food processor and begin to puree until smooth.

9

Lastly add the parmesan cheese and incorporate it by returning the food processor to medium speed.

10

Remove the pesto from the food processor and place in a large bowl and place it in the refrigerator until needed.

11

Plate the shrimp skewers on a platter lined with sliced heirloom tomatoes.

12

Garnish with a drizzle of basil pesto and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to serve.

Shrimp Skewers with Basil Pesto
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