Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe

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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.

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! 

If you love sweet potatoes and shrimp then you might really enjoy my recipes for Shrimp Wraps on Naan Bread, Healthy Shrimp Salad with Nectarine, and Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • olive oil divided
  • Italian Seasoning
  •  Paprika divided
  • frozen shrimp – peeled deveined and thawed
  • sea salt
  • ground pepper
  • lemon juice + 1 tsp. sugar mixed

How to Make Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  • Mix 1 Tbsp. of olive oil with Italian Seasoning and 1/2 tsp. of the Paprika
  • In a large bowl toss the sweet potato pieces with the oil and seasonings
  • Lay out on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until tender
  • 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
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Grill for about 5 minutes, turning halfway – or until shrimp is pink and cooked through
  • In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, sugar, remaining olive oil and paprika
  • Serve the skewers with juice or drizzle over cooked skewers on a platter and serve
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with couscous

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

Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers

Melissa
Delicious grilling recipe that is healthy and hearty
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 254 cal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • ¾ tsp. Paprika divided
  • 2 12 oz. frozen shrimp – peeled deveined and thawed
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • tsp. ground pepper
  • 4&1/2 tsp. lemon juice + 1 tsp. sugar mixed

Serving Suggestion

  • Hot couscous

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  • Mix 1 Tbsp. of olive oil with Italian Seasoning and 1/2 tsp. of the Paprika
  • In a large bowl toss the sweet potato pieces with the oil and seasonings
  • Lay out on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until tender
  • 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
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Grill for about 5 minutes, turning halfway – or until shrimp is pink and cooked through
  • In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, sugar, remaining olive oil and paprika
  • Serve the skewers with juice or drizzle over cooked skewers on a platter and serve
  • Serving Suggestion: serve with couscous

Notes

  • 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.
nutrition facts are only an estimate 

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 254calCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 24515IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
Keyword seafood
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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://kidfriendlythingstodo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/me-medium-family.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hi! I’m Melissa, a stay at home mom to 4 cute little rugrats, a Volunteer Field Editor for “Taste of Home” Magazine where I review and create recipes, and a former elementary school teacher. Simple is my motto, because…who has time for complicated? This is where I love to share Simple Recipe Creations, Crafts, & Fun Foods for Holidays and Special Occasions. Please browse around, and join me for some fun ideas, and yummy food![/author_info] [/author]

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