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Mini Shrimp & Sweet Potato Kabobs

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min

Makes

1 dozen

Roasted sweet potatoes and marinated shrimp combine for a delicious party starter—especially when you thread them onto skewers and pop them on the grill!—Paul Wargaski, Chicago, Illinois
Mini Shrimp & Sweet Potato Kabobs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 uncooked jumbo shrimp (about 3/4 lb.), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes (about 24 cubes). Toss with 2 tablespoons oil, rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Roast 20-25 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk lemon juice and the remaining oil and chili powder until blended. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade for basting. Add shrimp to remaining marinade and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 20 minutes.
  3. On each of 12 soaked wooden appetizer skewers, thread sweet potato and shrimp. Brush reserved marinade over kabobs; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink.

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