Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This recipe is from Taste of Home by Paul Wargaski. If you wish it is so easy to get the potatoes cooked the day before and the skewers made in the AM then it only takes 10 minutes to grill the skewers. Simple lovely flavor combination. If you wish BBQ these - grill over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes until shrimp are pink turning over half way through"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (344.7 g)
  • Calories 383.7
  • Total Fat - 22 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3 g
  • Cholesterol - 178.5 mg
  • Sodium - 820 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 23.8 g
  • Calcium - 131.5 mg
  • Iron - 6.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pre-heat oven 450f.

Step 2

Place your prepared sweet potatoes single layer in an oven proof dish.

Step 3

Mix together 1 tbsp oil. the rosemary,and 1/2 tsp paprika. Drizzle over the sweet potatoes. Toss to coat.

Step 4

Roast 25-30 minutes or until they are tender. Stir ocacsionally.

Step 5

On 2 metal or soaked wooden skewers alternately thread the potato slices & shrimp. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Step 6

Broil 6"- 8" from heat until Shrimp are pink (apprx.7 minutes). Flip them once.

Step 7

Whisk together the remaining oil, paprika & lemon.

Step 8

Sprinkle lemon mixture over the skewers just before serving.


  • 2 Metal or wooden skewers
  • Large baking dish

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting sweet potatoes, look for ones that are firm and without any blemishes.
  • When selecting shrimp, make sure to buy deveined shrimp for easier preparation.

  • Substitute cauliflower for sweet potatoes - This substitution is beneficial for those looking for a low-carb alternative. It also adds a different flavor and texture to the dish.
  • Substitute tempeh for shrimp - This substitution is beneficial for those looking for a vegan and vegetarian-friendly option. It also adds a nutty flavor to the dish.

Teriyaki Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers Replace the rosemary and paprika with 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce. Omit the lemon juice and salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat, turning over halfway through, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic: This delicious side dish pairs perfectly with the Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers. The sweet and savory flavors of the Brussels Sprouts with Garlic complement the smoky taste of the skewers. Plus, it's easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan: This simple yet flavorful side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers. The bright, acidic flavors of the lemon and Parmesan cheese balance the smokiness of the skewers, while the crunchy texture of the asparagus adds a pleasant contrast. Plus, it's quick and easy to make!


Q: What temperature should the oven be set to?

A: The oven should be pre-heated to 450°F (232°C).

Q: How long should food be cooked in the oven?

A: The cooking time depends on the type of food and the size of the dish. Generally, food should be cooked for 15-20 minutes per pound. Use a thermometer to check for doneness.

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: The rosemary used in this recipe is a popular herb in Mediterranean cuisine and is said to have been used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans to improve memory and concentration.

FUN FACT 2: The combination of shrimp and sweet potatoes in this recipe is popular in many cuisines, including the Caribbean, where it is often served as a part of a traditional meal. It is also a favorite of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.