Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Recipe

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

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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. 🙂

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! 

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Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers

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

Delicious grilling recipe

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 45
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. of Italian Seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. of Paprika divided
  • 2 bags of frozen shrimp – peeled, deveined and thawed
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground pepper
  • 4&1/2 tsp. lemon juice + 1 tsp. sugar mixed
  • 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

  • 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

  • Serving Size: 4

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

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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!

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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