Walnut Pesto Shrimp Skewers
Needed for this Recipe:
Any Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Garlic Olive Oil
½ cup of walnut halves
1/3 cup of Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
3 tablespoons of Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lemon
5 scallions, thinly sliced
1 cup of fresh basil
1 cup of fresh parsley
2 lbs of peeled and deveined large shrimp
Preheat a grill to high. Soak your wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
Make the pesto – pulse walnuts, lemon zest, lemon juice, EVOO, garlic olive oil, and a pinch of salt in a food processor until the walnuts are in small pieces. Pulse in the scallions, basil, parsley until fairly smooth – with machine on, drizzle in 2-3 tablespoons of cold water to loosen. Transfer to bowl and season with salt.
Making the shrimp – Thread the shrimp onto the pre-soaked skewers, brush with pesto sauce making sure that you season both sides. Grill until shrimp is cooked (you can brush more sauce as it is grilling).
Serve over mixed greens or rice.