Pesto Shrimp Brochette

Pesto Shrimp Brochette
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Skewer the shrimp and vegetables on separate skewers to make grilling easier.
15 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons
prepared pesto sauce
1 (21 to 30 count) pound
fresh large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
2 medium
zucchini, diagonally sliced 3/4 inch
2 medium
yellow summer squash, diagonally sliced 3/4 inch
12 (8-inch)
wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes or metal skewers
Hot cooked couscous, pasta or rice, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  2. Combine butter and pesto in bowl; mix well. Reserve 1 tablespoon butter mixture; set aside.
  3. Thread shrimp and vegetables onto separate skewers. Brush shrimp and vegetables with butter mixture.
  4. Place vegetable kabobs onto grill. Grill, turning and brushing with butter mixture once, 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Place shrimp kabobs onto grill. Grill, turning and brushing with butter mixture, 6-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  6. Brush reserved butter mixture onto shrimp and vegetables before serving. Serve with couscous, pasta or rice, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- For even grilling of vegetables, arrange the same size pieces of zucchini and squash on each skewer.

- Be sure not to overcook shrimp or they will become dry and tough. Shrimp are cooked when they turn an orange-pink color on the outside.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
190
Cholesterol
135mg
Carbohydrates
4g
Protein
17g
Fat
12g
Sodium
230mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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