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Grilled Shrimps with Pesto

When you hear the word “Pesto” you can’t but imagine that you are eating a delicious meal in Italy. It is a very famous Italian sauce that was made initially to be added to the pasta, it means “to crush” since all the ingredients are crushed with an old machine together, but in this article, you are going to taste it differently on Shrimps! Enjoy the taste of the sea creatures with an Italian touch.

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Pesto

A seafood dish with a touch of the Italian flavor
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 300 kcal


Large Bowl
Small bowl
Lemon Squeezer
Cutting Board


For the shrimps

  • 1 Kg Peeled Jumbo Shrimps
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Chili Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

For the pesto sauce

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 cup Fresh Basel
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper


For the shrimps

  • Mix the shrimps with the pepper, salt, chili flakes and olive oil
  • Place the shrimp on the grill after preheating it on medium heat

For the pesto sauce

  • Turn the heat on a medium flame
  • Add the olive oil with the garlic and the pine nuts in a pan, but make sure not toburn the garlic
  •  Pour the mix in another small bowl then add the lemon juice
  • Chop the Basel into small pieces and keep it aside with the cheese
  • Stir the hot shrimps with the mixture you did above, then add the Basel
  •  Sprinkle the cheese on top when you finish and serve it.


Nutritional Info of this plate
This plate is a rich plate that fights diseases because of the antioxidants found in its ingredients
  • Shrimps are a source of antioxidants that prevent your body from diseases
  • Basel is a source of antioxidants like beta carotene
  • Olive oil is a great source of good fats that are good for your heart and much better than any other plant oil


Calories: 300kcal
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