Kingsford® Preserve the Pit

Kingsford remains committed to celebrating Black barbecue culture by launching the second year of Preserve the Pit and doubling the investment in aspiring barbecue professionals.

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Kingsford® Signature Flavors

Signature Flavors infuse your grilling experience with rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma that’s been known to cause some serious neighbor envy.

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An American Story

The history of grilling at Kingsford is a classic American story. It all started in 1919 when Edward G. Kingsford helped Henry Ford procure a stretch of timberland to supply wood for his auto plants.

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American Pride

An American-made company founded over 100 years ago, Kingsford has a lot to be proud of. Our employees have been continuing the family tradition in backyards across the nation.

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Grilled Pesto Ranch Shrimp Skewers

A container of store-bought pesto in the fridge is the quickest way to complete a meal, and this sweet grilled shrimp is no exception. Simply shake on some ranch seasoning for the first flavor layer, and finish with the bright pesto sauce. This Grilled Pesto Ranch Shrimp recipe works as a passed app on skewers or pulled off and served over rice, pasta or salad for a complete meal.

Let's get grilling


Light Kingsford® charcoal according to package directions and arrange your coals for direct cooking over medium-high heat and grease the grates with oil.


In a large bowl, combine shrimp, ranch seasoning mix and olive oil. Toss to coat evenly. Thread 4–5 shrimp on each skewer.


Brush the shrimp evenly with the pesto. Place skewers on the grill and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through.


Serve immediately with additional pesto or Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing, if desired.

Cooking for 6 people


  • peeled and deveined large shrimp
    1.25 lb.
  • Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing, Seasoning and Recipe Mix Shaker
    2 tsp.
  • olive oil
    2 tbsp.
  • prepared pesto, plus more for serving
    0.5 cup
  • wooden skewers, soaked for at least 20 minutes

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Our Reviews

5 /5
1 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes Fantastic! You will be amazed how the Ranch and Pesto flavors come together. Pretty easy too.
Date published: 2022-07-22
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