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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords chorizo skewers, grilled shrimp skewers, spicy shrimp skewers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 3 -4 servings
Calories 481 kcal
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)


  1. 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.
  2. At this time, if using wooden skewers, place in water and let soak for 30 minutes to prevent burning once placed on grill.
  3. 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.
  4. Once assembled, place on grill for approximately 2-3 minutes per side or until shrimp are pink and chorizo is slightly charred.
  5. Serve over rice, either long grain & wild rice or a nice rice pilaf, and garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1039mg43%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.