Grilled Pesto Shrimp
  • Pesto:
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3-4 large garlic cloves
  • ¾ cup pine nuts
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • As served:
  • 1# large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • ½ box small bow tie pasta (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 lemons (for juice)
  • fresh cracked pepper
  1. To make pesto:
  2. Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil in food processor. Process until will mix. Scrape down sides and process until smooth.
  3. Place in regular bowl and stir in cheese, salt, and pepper.
  4. As served:
  5. Make pesto.
  6. Marinate shrimp for at least a couple of hours.
  7. Cook pasta (according to directions).
  8. While pasta is cooking, grill shrimp for 5-7 minutes or until shrimp is pink. Time will depend on grill heat and size of shrimp.
  9. Remove heat from grill and top with juice from one lemon.
  10. Drain pasta and combine with shrimp,tomatoes, and a small drizzle of olive oil.
  11. Serve on a bed of fresh arugula topped with more lemon juice and cracked pepper.
Recipe by Joy In Every Season at