Grilled Surf & Turf Skewers

Jun 27, 2023 | BBQ & Grilled, Gluten-free, Healthy, Kid-friendly | By aquastar


A casual spin on the steakhouse standard, featuring juicy pieces of marinated beef tenderloin and plump, succulent shrimp.


Raw Peeled Tail-Off Shrimp

Raw Peeled Tail-Off Shrimp

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  • 5 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 tsp parsley, chopped
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 oz beef tenderloin, cut to 1-inch cubes
  • 12 Aqua Star Raw Shrimp, Peeled, Tail-Off, thawed according to package instructions
  • ½ large red onion, cut into 1” squares
  • 6 - 8 inch skewers (if wooden, soak in water for 30—60 minutes)

To make


To make the marinade, combine 4 Tbsp of olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and parsley (add salt and pepper to taste), mix well, and evenly divide between two small bowls. Place the shrimp in one bowl and the beef tenderloin in the other and toss together to coat in the marinade. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

While the shrimp and beef are marinating, in a small bowl, toss together the red onion, the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. To assemble the skewers, thread one piece of protein, then onion, repeating evenly between skewers.

Place all skewers on the grill and cook for 2—3 minutes per side, to desired doneness for the beef, and until the shrimp are fully cooked through. (Note: shrimp are cooked when meat is opaque and internal temperature reaches 165°F).

Remove skewers from the grill and let sit for 1—2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Due to different cooking times, we do not recommend skewering shrimp and beef together on one skewer.

Include your favorite dipping sauce and serve with your favorite sides for a complete meal.