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Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers
It's like shimp on the barbie. Actually that's exactly what it is. Includes a pesto recipe.
20 minutes,   Serves 4
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Ingredients
2 lbs Extra large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
6-8 Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes. Or metal.
1 Lemon, cut into wedges
Pesto Ingredients
6 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Fresh Basil leaves
3 Large garlic cloves
¼ tsp Red pepper flakes
½ tsp Salt
¼ cup Grated parmigiano-reggiano
¼ cup Walnuts or pine nuts
Preparation
1.  Thread the shrimp (2 lbs) onto skewers
2.  In a food processor or blender, combine the pesto ingredients
3.  Process the mix until it is well blended.
4.  Reserve two tablespoons of the pesto into a bowl, which should be large enough to hold all the shrimp. (We'll use this after grilling)
5.  Set the bowl aside.
6.  Coat the remiaining pesto on to the shrimp with hands or a brush
7.  Let the shrimp marinate in the pesto, refrigerated, for 30 minutes.  © FirstPageRecipes.com
8.  Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
9.  Lightly dip wads of paper towels in vegetable oil.
10.  Using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until they are glossy and coated.
11.  Place the skewers on the grill.
12.  Cook until the shrimp are plump and slightly charred. this should take a few minutes per side.
13.  Transfer the cooked shrimp to the bowl that has the reserved pesto.
14.  Toss the shrimp to coat them evenly with the pesto.
15.  Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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