Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Prep Time
43 Mins
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 kebab)

The pestolike marinade would also work well on chicken breasts or scallops.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Place first 6 ingredients in a blender or small food processor; add 2 teaspoons oil. Process until smooth. Transfer basil mixture to a medium bowl. Add shrimp to bowl; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

Step 3

Thread 6 shrimp and 5 zucchini slices alternately onto each of 4 (12-inch) skewers. Drizzle kebabs evenly with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.

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Ratings & Reviews

demopo's Review

liafinney
September 09, 2014
this recipe is tasty and light, and we are picky! One thing I discovered is to grill the zucchini on separate skewers; the uneven heights make the shrimp hard to cook.

dinnertime5's Review

demopo
July 07, 2011
This was okay but nothing spectactular and the herb mixture didn't really make me think Italian. I have other grilled shrimp recipes I like better.

elanorh's Review

JessicaLuu
July 14, 2010
We don't eat shrimp, I have used this marinade on chicken (as the recipe suggests) though and it's delicious!

JessicaLuu's Review

elanorh
June 08, 2010
This was not great. Shrimp is expensive, and this was a waste. Nothing about it was memorable, and I was really excited about this recipe.

carolfitz's Review

dinnertime5
January 09, 2009
Terrific idea, the marinade really infused the shrimp with flavor. The bruschetta was a nice change from rice or pasta.

liafinney's Review

carolfitz
December 02, 2008
I had some basil puree (pesto without all the oil and nuts) in the fridge, so just added the parsley and add'l oil (no cilantro...trying to use up what was available without running to the store) and marinated boneless chicken thighs in it. Didn't bother to skewer, just grilled flat with zucchini. Served with tomato bruchetta and a green salad with oil & vinegar dressing. Good, but not something I'd share outside of the family.