Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Basil Pesto Shrimp!

This is the 13th installment of Janice’s Kitchen CornerBasil Pesto Shrimp! I don’t proclaim to be a professional chef but I do like to eat. I think that qualifies me to post recipes that I like and want to share with my readers.

I put together this recipe Basil Pesto Shrimp. This is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you?

Here are the other recipes Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Pesto isn’t my favorite seasoning to eat but I recently had to do something with my basil plants that were growing taller and going to seed. I thought – voila – pesto! I hope you will try this recipe soon, especially if you have any basil plants going to seed like mine.

Fresh Basil Leaves
Ingredients for Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto

Serves 4


  1. Fresh or Frozen shrimp (jumbo or colossal) About 4-6 each
  2. Fresh basil 2 cups of leaves
  3. 1/4 cup Olive oil
  4. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  5. 4 cloves of garlic
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. black pepper
  8. 1/2 cup of pine nuts or walnuts (I don’t use these)


  1. Prepare pesto in food processor
  2. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Put in covered containers for 1-2 days or freeze for up to 3 months
  4. Defrost shrimp and remove skins
  5. Place on aluminum pan for grilling
  6. Baste with pesto sauce
  7. Grill at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until pink
Basil Pesto Shrimp (I ate it so fast I only left two to snap for this photo! Sorry!


Pesto can also be used on pasta, fish or meats. I even dip veggies into it for snacking such as cucumbers. You can add a little pesto to your tomato sauce too.

Stay tuned for more recipes from Janice’s Kitchen Corner! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed it and will be back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for any reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sol. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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