Fish & Seafood

Pesto Shrimp

Not only is this recipe extremely easy, it’s also packed full of flavor

Pesto is a wonderful way to get a lot of flavor out of few ingredients and our basil pesto is a great example

Fresh basil, garlic and cheese blended with olive oil and nuts make the perfect sauce for shrimp!

Let’s start with 2 pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp


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Place the shrimp in a large bowl

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We’re going to season this pretty simply and let the flavors of the shrimp speak for themselves

We will need 1/2 cup of prepared basil pesto and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

Click on our link to make homemade Basil Pesto

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Add these to the shrimp

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Toss to combine

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Now you can certainly saute these in a pan or throw them on the grill but we are using our flat top

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto the flat top or into a pan

Bring the heat up to medium heat and lay the shrimp down

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Cook 2-3 minutes then flip and cook 2-3 minutes more or until the shrimp are firm and opaque in color

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You want them to get a nice little pesto crust

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Remove and let rest for a minute or 2

Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt

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Serve with additional pesto over pasta, with crusty bread or even on a salad!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Pesto Shrimp

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp

1/2 cup prepared basil pesto (plus more for serving)

1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons of olive oil

pinch of kosher salt

Directions

Place 2 pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp in a large bowl.  Add in 1/2 cup of prepared basil pesto and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.  Toss to combine

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto the flat top or into a pan.  Bring the heat up to medium and lay the shrimp down

Cook 2-3 minutes then flip and cook 2-3 minutes more or until the shrimp are firm and opaque in color

Remove and let rest for a minute or 2.  Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt

Serve with additional basil pesto

Tools used to make this recipe

Blackstone 28 inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece

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4 comments on “Pesto Shrimp

  1. Fabulous. I smother pesto on just about everything – pork, chicken, salmon… it’s just so yummy. I use my own, though, that I freeze. I have to make huge batches of it throughout the summer because my husband loves it so much. And I freeze it without cheese. I bet the cheese was a good element for the grilled shrimp!

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