Shrimp & Pepper Skewers w Parsley Pesto

Ingredients and Directions – Pesto to serve 4

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½ cup fresh spinach

½ cup fresh parsley

¼ cup feta cheese

1 garlic clove

Juice of ½ lemon

¼ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until almost smooth.

Ingredients for Shrimp Skewers (adjust to your guest numbers)

Large shrimp (1/3 to 1/2 lb per person if shrimp is still in shells is generous)

4 Tbsp salt

4 Tbsp sugar

Water to cover shrimp

Mini bell peppers - 3 to 4 per person

Green onions – 2 per person

Olive oil to drizzle

Salt, pepper, and paprika

Directions

Mix together salt, sugar and enough water to cover shrimp.

Brine shrimp in salt and sugar mixture for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Peel and devein shrimp and pat dry.

Skewer shrimp, peppers and green onions, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Grill or broil about 3 minutes a side until shrimp are pink and center is done.

Serve topped with pesto.

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