Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Pesto

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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 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!

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