Green Chilly Basil Pesto Grilled Prawns#FishFriday

Light fresh and summery Green Chilly Basil Pesto marinated grilled prawns. Serve these for dinner or make them as quick appetizer for BBQ party or make it for dinner perfect for any summer evening while camping, so easy and delicious!
I have already posted a recipe of Green Chilly Pesto Fried Fish but this pesto recipe is different, actually both are delicious except that this one has cheese and roasted garlic  that takes it to another level. 
1 Cup Red,Green,Yellow & Orange Bell Peppers- cubed 
1 Medium Onion - cut into cubes
Skewers as required 
For Green Chilly Basil Pesto  
15 Whole Cashewnuts
3 Long Green Chillies  - chopped
1 Clove Fresh Garlic - chopped
1 Clove Roasted Garlic - chopped
A Juice of One Small Lemon
1 Tablespoons Heaped Olive Oil  or as required
A Handful of Basil Leaves
Salt To Taste
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese or  to your taste

For the Prawn Marination  

300 Grams Big Cleaned & De viened Prawns
2 Tablespoons Green Chilly Basil Pesto or to your taste
1 Tablespoon Roasted Gram Powder
1 Tablespoon Hung Curd
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Salt To Taste
Oil as required for basting
For Green Chilly Basil Pesto 
Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend to fine paste.  Taste for salt.  Your Green Chilly Basil Pesto is ready.  This is super delicious you can use as a dip too.
For the Prawn Marination 
Whisk all the ingredients in a large bowl till smooth batter is formed. Add the prawns, onion and bell peppers. Mix well and marinate for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Thread into skewer's and grill on charcoal or in a grill pan for  10 to 12 minutes, brush oil over them as you keep changing sides after ever 4 minutes so that they do not burn.  
Enjoy hot with any flat bread or as an appetizer.
Labels : Seafood/Fish, Grilled, Prawns, Shrimps, Pesto Sauce, Green Chilly, Colored Bell Peppers, Fish Friday, Appetizer, BBQ, Camping 

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    1. Love the sound of that pesto. I'll bet these shrimp were wonderful.

    2. That pesto with the cashews sounds divine! Are the skewers round? How cool.

    3. I love pesto and am always looking for new varieties to try. Looks good!

    4. This looks like a perfectly flavorful warm weather meal!