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Yep, you read that right! Kelp pesto! I made these grilled chicken skewers with kelp pesto over the weekend and they are
News on the street – in case you haven’t heard – kelp is the new kale! Mooooove on over, kale! Bring me some sea asparagus pesto baby, because I’M IN LOVE!
What’s this about kelp?
Okay, let’s step back a few paces because right about now you may be thinking “oh what’s this about kelp?” Specifically, the type of kelp I’m talking about is sea asparagus, a wild-grown superfood that is hand-foraged from wild Alaskan beaches by Foraged & Found Wild Alaskan Provisions and turned into pesto. They are a woman-owned business from up north that is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. I mean, we’re talking foraging sea kelp here!
If you’re looking for a pesto that is nutrient-dense and packed full of vitamins, this is it. Ingredients include sea asparagus kelp, extra virgin olive oil, basil, lemon juice, almonds, Parmesan, garlic, and pepper. 100% deliciousness.
I love everything about Alaska.
Twelve years ago, Dennis and I went to Alaska for our twentieth wedding anniversary. We rented a 4×4 truck and put over 1,600 miles over a week of exploration. We wanted to take it all in and have the great Alaskan experience. Freshly caught fish that tasted like the sea was on the daily checklist. There’s just something so wonderful about foraging something from the wild.
So yeah, I am definitely into this Alaska sea kelp pesto and can’t wait to checkout their line of kelp salsas and pickles, too.
But first, dinner is calling.
I ordered these adorable little six-inch skewers recently because – well – who doesn’t want adorable little six-inch skewers (full disclosure: Amazon affiliate link)?
You already know that I’m really into Tapas Tuesday and small plates, so a platter of small bite-sized chicken skewers with kelp pesto skewers was on my mind. With a side of beans (and ironically, tossed with kale because I’ve been trying to like it) and purple sweet potatoes,
Dennis and I were in for a healthy and delicious evening!
And then I remembered… I had Sea Asparagus Pesto! I slathered the chicken bites with three tablespoons of the pesto and added some crushed pepper flakes, brown sugar (for the good grill bits!), and salt and pepper.
After a short grilling time, these babies were ready to serve!
Foraged & Found Wild Provision’s Sea Asparagus Pesto
Thanks for letting me share with you the Foraged & Found Sea Asparagus Pesto. I think this is a special company with a healthy wild-forged ingredient that honestly tastes better than average regular basil pesto.
If you’re interested in buying some of the sea asparagus pesto, check out Foraged & Found’s website and on Facebook and Instagram. You can also purchase the 8 oz. bottle on Amazon (full disclosure again: Amazon affiliate link).
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Kelp Pesto
- 3 boneless chicken thighs, skin removed
- 3 tbsp Foraged & Found Wild Provisions Sea Asparagus Pesto
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and place in medium-sized bowl.
- Add ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Thread chicken on skewers. 5-7 pieces on each skewer will fill 10 six-inch skewers.
- Heat gas grill to medium-high heat (approximately 300 degrees). Clean grill and lightly oil.
- Place skewers on the grill, using tongs to flip over after approximately 8 minutes and cook the other side until internal temperature is 165 degrees.
- Remove from heat and cover loosely with tin foil to rest for 5 minutes.