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Grilled Pistachio-Lemon Pesto Shrimp Recipe
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Grilled Pistachio-Lemon Pesto Shrimp Recipe

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Besides tasting great with shrimp, this pesto can be used on pasta or spread on a portobello mushroom or garlic bread topped with melted mozzarella.—Amy Jo Dale, Long Beach, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Grill: 5 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Grill: 5 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer with about 1 tablespoon pesto equals 236 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. Place the first six ingredients in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Continue processing while gradually adding oil in a steady stream. Add Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; pulse just until combined. Transfer 1/3 cup pesto to a large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  2. Thread shrimp onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers; placed on greased grill rack. Cook, covered, over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Serve with remaining pesto. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pistachio-Lemon Pesto Shrimp in Country Woman June/July 2013, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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