Shrimp Spiedini with Italian Farro

Shrimp Spiedini with Italian Farro

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Serves: 6.

5 Ratings 3 stars

Spiedini simply means "skewers" in Italian, which basically means these are little Italian kebabs. Instead of traditional chicken spiedini, try them with breaded shrimp.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 720 Sodium: 3220mg
Fat: 29g Carbohydrate: 76g
Saturated Fat: 5g Dietary Fiber: 7g
Trans fats: 0g Sugars: 5g
Cholesterol: 190mg Protein: 38g


vitamin A
vitamin C



  1. In a saucepan, combine farro and 4 cups broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons garlic and carrots, zucchini and onion. Cook and stir for 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup chopped basil, wine and 1/2 cup broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by a third. Stir in farro. Season to taste. Top with Romano cheese.
  3. For shrimp, in a medium bowl combine extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup chopped basil, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons garlic, salt and red pepper. Thread shrimp onto skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling.) Generously brush shrimp with oil mixture and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Pat crumbs onto the shrimp to help the crumb coating adhere. Discard any remaining oil mixture.
  4. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill (with a well-greased grill rack) for direct grilling over medium-low heat.
  5. Place skewers on grill rack; grill for 6 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque and begin to brown, turning once halfway through grilling.
  6. Serve shrimp with farro. If desired, garnish with lemon halves and fresh basil leaves.
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