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Party Shrimp Skewers

Party Shrimp SkewersThe basil pesto salsa adds a great flavor dimension to these grilled shrimp kabobs. Perfect for outdoor parties or summertime entertaining on the patio.

Recipe Ingredients:

Basil Pesto Salsa:
1 large ripe tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup minced red onion
1/2 small red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Reduced Fat Pesto with Basil or All Natural Pesto with Basil

Shrimp Skewers:
32 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)

8 (7-inch) skewers*

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Basil Pesto Salsa: Combine tomato, onion, bell pepper, lemon juice and pesto in a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  2. For Shrimp Skewers: Add the shrimp to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and garlic. Toss well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the salsa from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade; discard the marinade. Thread 4 shrimp per skewer, piercing them through both ends (this will help to keep them flat).
  6. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. (Or, alternately, line a boiler tray with foil. Preheat broiler. Broil the shrimp about 6 inches from the heat source, turning once, for about 4 to 5 minutes or until they just turn pink and are no longer translucent.
  7. Serve the salsa with the shrimp.

Makes 8 servings.

*If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before threading.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.