Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe

Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe - A delicious and easy recipe for the grill. Great family meal. KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

I can’t wait to share this amazing recipe for Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers. It’s so absolutely delicious, and even better the next day! Of course, that is, if you manage to save some. I think this will be one of your favorite grilling recipes. I know it’s one of mine. Come on in and I’ll show you how to make these yummy skewers for your grill this summer:

Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe - A delicious and easy recipe for the grill. Great family meal. KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 

The only thing this image is doing is making me hungry for this all over again. I really should not post hungry. 🙂

Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe - A delicious and easy recipe for the grill. Great family meal. KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

I paired the shrimp and sweet potatoes with a delicious couscous. It was the first time my 6 year old had ever tried couscous. He couldn’t stop eating it. I love it when they expand their taste buds! 

Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers
Serves 4
Delicious grilling recipe
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  2. 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  3. 1/2 tsp. of Italian Seasoning
  4. 3/4 tsp. of Paprika divided
  5. 2 bags of frozen shrimp - peeled, deveined and thawed
  6. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  7. 1/8 tsp. ground pepper
  8. 4&1/2 tsp. lemon juice + 1 tsp. sugar mixed
  9. Hot couscous
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Mix 1 Tbsp. of olive oil with Italian Seasoning and 1/2 tsp. of the Paprika
  3. In a large bowl toss the sweet potato pieces with the oil and seasonings
  4. Lay out on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until tender
  5. If you are using wooden skewers, go ahead and get those in a bowl of water to soak through or use metal skewers to thread the roasted potato pieces with shrimp - alternating
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  7. Grill for about 5 minutes, turning halfway - or until shrimp is pink and cooked through
  8. In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, sugar, remaining olive oil and paprika
  9. Serve the skewers with juice or drizzle over cooked skewers on a platter and serve
  10. Serving Suggestion: serve with couscous
Notes
  1. I used a pre-flavored couscous - Garlic and herbs. This really added to the depth of the meals flavor. If you can find a box of flavored couscous, I recommend it. 🙂
Adapted from Taste of Home
Adapted from Taste of Home
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Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe - A delicious and easy recipe for the grill. Great family meal. KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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