Spicy Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers

Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers are a quick & easy dinner any day of the week or a perfect appetizer for your next party. Garlic marinated shrimp paired with spicy chorizo gives the perfect balance of heat and flavor.

Closeup of Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers on white platter.

Nothing is better than grilling shrimp on the barbie! And nothing is better than pairing delicious shrimp with spicy chorizo.

Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers closeup with red flower on white platter.

This is such an easy dish to make but comes off looking like you spent hours prepping in the kitchen. It’s as simple as skewering shrimp around a slice of chorizo and serving it up over a bed of red beans & rice or a lentil-vegetable medley.

Closeup of Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers on white platter with parsley garnish.

You can also make this more of a meatless meal by substituting vegetables such as onions and bell peppers or even pineapple for the chorizo. Now, I don’t know why you would want to do that as the chorizo gives such a nice spicy kick to the shrimp and when it is all crisp from the grill it makes it even better. But whatever way you have it, this is one easy but delicious recipe!



Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers are a quick & easy dinner or the perfect party appetizer. Garlic shrimp paired with chorizo is a perfect balance of heat & flavor.
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 servings
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 18 shrimp peeled & deveined (leaves tails on)
  • 18 1/4" slices chorizo
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Prepare shrimp. Mix remaining ingredients, except for chorizo & parsley, in a large ziploc bag. Add shrimp, seal and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • At this time, if using wooden skewers, place in water and let soak for 30 minutes to prevent burning once placed on grill.
  • When ready to assemble, cut chorizo into 1/4" thick rounds. Thread one shrimp then one piece chorizo alternately onto skewers. I used very long metal skewers and wound up using 5 skewers.
  • Once assembled, place on grill for approximately 2-3 minutes per side or until shrimp are pink and chorizo is slightly charred.
  • Serve over rice, either long grain & wild rice or a nice rice pilaf, and garnish with chopped parsley.


You can also serve these as appetizers by cutting the wooden skewers in half and placing one shrimp and one piece of chorizo on each skewer and cooking as above. This will give you 18 small appetizers. Cook time does not include the marinating time.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 273mg | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

Wine Pairing: When eating Spanish chorizo the best wines to accompany this spicy sausage are the Spanish riojas and tempranillos, both spicy, juicy and smoky in their own right. 

Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers closeup with red flower on white platter.



Spicy Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers