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grilled shrimp and sweet potatoes

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sherri Williams
Crestview, FL

Let's "WOW" your family and friends during this grilling season. The grill is not just for hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, and chicken. Try out my newest grilled creation "South meets Jamaica." Happy Cooking! sw:)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These grilled shrimp and sweet potatoes are a yummy dish guaranteed to impress. Lime and garlic pair nicely with the spiced rum in the shrimp marinade. Once grilled, the shrimp have a robust flavor. The grilled sweet potatoes are fantastic straight off the grill, but the maple lime sauce sends them over the top. It's sweet with a little tang. So good! Sprinkling pecans adds a little nuttiness and the goat cheese is a tangy contrast to the sweet maple. This does take a little planning, but worth the time. A wonderful summer dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled shrimp and sweet potatoes

  • 1 1/2 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lg
    lime juice
  • 1 lg
    lime, zest
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 Tbsp
    spiced rum
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 lg
    sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup **more if you wish**
  • 2 oz
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 oz
    crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin...for brushing

How To Make grilled shrimp and sweet potatoes

  • Marinade ingredients in a baking dish.
    In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the spiced rum grilled shrimp.
  • Skewered shrimp in the marinade.
    Thread shrimp on pre-soaked skewers. Let shrimp marinate for 30 minutes up to an hour.
  • Boiled sweet potatoes peeled and cut into slices.
    Boil sweet potatoes until fork tender. Set potatoes aside to cool. Remove skins and slice in 1/4 inch slices. Brush both sides of the sweet potatoes with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Maple syrup, lime juice, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    In a small mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, lime juice, and cinnamon. Whisk well.
  • Grilling the sweet potatoes.
    On a hot grill, cook potatoes for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place grilled sweet potatoes on a warm platter.
  • Grilling the marinated shrimp.
    On a hot grill, cook shrimp for 1-2 minutes on the first side then flip and bush shrimp with the marinade and cook the second side for about 30-45 seconds. Do not overcook. Place skewers on a platter.
  • Nuts and goat cheese sprinkled over Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes.
    Drizzle the maple syrup mixture on the potatoes. Top off with pecan pieces and goat cheese. Garnish with cilantro.