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Pesto Broiled Shrimp

I can't imagine a dish easier to prepare than this one. It has a fresh basil pesto taste and slightly crunchy crust. 

It works very well with Costco's Kirkland brand pesto, which I must say, is very good. I prefer my own freshly made, but I never feel the basil in the winter is really up to the task. 

One suggestion, try to get larger sized shrimp. A 21-25 count is perfect. If you're not familiar with this phrase, it means you will get 21-25 shrimp in one pound. A smaller number would mean the shrimp would be bigger. 


1 lb Raw Shrimp, shelled and cleaned. 
1/3 cup Pesto
1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
Freshly ground Black Pepper

Preheat you oven broiler. Take the raw shrimp and make sure they are patted dry. 

Add them into a large bowl and add the pesto. Toss well to coat, then add the Parmesan cheese and the black pepper and toss again. 

Place them onto a foil lined baking sheet and put under the broiler. Broil for 3 minutes, turn them over and then another 3 minutes and remove and serve immediately. Tongs are very handy to remove them. 

They are wonderful over a salad, on their own as appetizers, or with a side  dish.


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