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!

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Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!






About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 33 books: 16 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 4 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 25 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 10 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-5 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, 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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