Grilled Cilantro and Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Cilantro and Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Skewers Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Grilled Cilantro and Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Skewers


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Caloriesfromfat 64 %
Protein 22 g
Fat 22 g
Satfat 3 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Sodium 343 mg
Cholesterol 168 mg


1 cup lightly packed cilantro sprigs
1/4 cup olive oil
2 limes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup toasted, unsalted pistachios
1 pound large shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), peeled and deveined
Cabbage slaw of your choice
Corn or flour tortillas, warmed


1. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Put cilantro, oil, and zest and juice from 1 lime in a food processor. Pulse a few times, just until leaves are chopped. Add salt, coriander, and pistachios and process until smooth, scraping inside of bowl as needed.

2. Mix shrimp and pesto in a medium bowl, tossing well to coat evenly. Thread shrimp onto metal skewers and grill until pink, turning once, about 2 minutes on each side. Serve with slaw, tortillas, and remaining lime, cut into wedges.

Elizabeth Farquhar, Portland,


June 2011
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