Shrimp boil foil wrap on a bamboo platter on a white and blue towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Shrimp Boil Foil Wrap

Use aluminum foil to create a steam packet full of shrimp and sausage with a cajun flair that can be grilled to perfection for an easy shrimp boil.

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Foil packs on the grill are the perfect way to make a delicious meal all at once. Wrapping the food in foil creates a steam effect. It also allows you to make enough for a crowd if needed. These easy Shrimp Boil Foil Wraps have a Cajun flair.

I never knew there was so much Cajun influence in Houston until we moved here. Because of this, we get a lot of gumbo, crawfish boils, and similar dishes.

My problem with doing the crawfish boil or a shrimp boil is the amount of spice that absorbs into the seafood. When something is too spicy, it doesn’t agree with me. So I often can’t eat anything when we go to a boil. Except, of course, the yummy appetizers and desserts that are often there. Especially if it’s around Mardi Gras and there’s King Cake!

This foil wrap gives the meat the same texture as a boil. But it doesn’t get over-seasoned. You can make them exactly how each person likes. If you have someone who prefers more sausage than shrimp, you can do that. Or, you can change the amount of seasonings.

Since we have four people in our house, and each like our meal a bit different, these are the types of meals we enjoy. You could also add potatoes to the packets, but you’ll need to precook them a little bit because they won’t grill long enough to cook.

Step by Step

Heat the grill. Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil into pieces approximately 12″x18″. Place a 1/2 tbsp of butter on each piece and spread it out a bit.

A pat of butter on an aluminum foil sheet on a wooden surface

Place 1/4 of the sausage, shrimp, and corn on each piece of foil.

Shrimp, sausage, corn, and a pat of butter on a sheet of aluminum foil on a wooden surface

Sprinkle each with 1/4 of the seasonings.

Shrimp, sausage, corn, and a pat of butter covered with cajun seasoning on a sheet of aluminum foil on a wooden surface

Squeeze the lemon wedge over everything and place it with the rest of the food.

Shrimp, sausage, corn, and a lemon wedge covered with cajun seasoning on a sheet of aluminum foil on a wooden surface

Roll up the edges to seal but don’t make it tight. There should be a packet of air so there’s room for heat to circulate and possible expansion.

Foil wrapped around ingredients with a small bit of corn showing through on a wooden surface
Make sure yours is closed completely. This one didn’t cook as well since it didn’t seal.

Place the packets on the grill and close the lid. Cook for about 6-10 minutes. Rotate the packets on the grill a quarter turn and cook another 5-7 minutes. Check one to make sure the shrimp are pink. The sausage should be heated. Remove from the grill and carefully open the packets to let the heat out. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

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Originally Published On: March 11, 2019

Last Updated On: February 15, 2020

Shrimp boil foil wrap on a bamboo platter on a white and blue towel on a wooden surface

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

Use aluminum foil to create a steam packet full of shrimp and sausage with a cajun flair that can be grilled to perfection for an easy shrimp boil.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage, seafood, shrimp
Servings: 4 packets
5 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 12 oz andouille sausage (fully cooked)
  • 1 lb shrimp (extra-large, deveined & peeled)
  • 2 cobs corn (cut into quarters)
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 lemon (cut into quarters)
  • 2 tbsp parsley

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Instructions

  • Heat the grill to medium
  • Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil into pieces approximately 12″x18″
  • Place 1/2 tbsp of butter on each piece and spread it out a bit
  • Place 1/4 of the sausage, shrimp, and corn on each piece of foil
  • Sprinkle each with 1/4 of the seasoning
  • Squeeze the lemon wedge over everything and place it with the rest of the filling
  • Roll up the edges to seal but don’t make it tight; there should be a packet of air so there’s room for heat to circulate and possible expansion
  • Place the packets on the grill and close the lid
  • Cook for about 6-10 minutes
  • Rotate the packets on the grill a quarter turn and cook another 5-7 minutes
  • Check one to make sure the shrimp are pink and the sausage is heated through
  • Remove from the grill and carefully open the packets to let the heat out
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Boil Foil Packet
Amount Per Serving (1 packet)
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 372mg124%
Sodium 1694mg71%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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34 thoughts on “Shrimp Boil Foil Wrap”

  1. That makes me smile and reminds me of NJ. That’s the first thing, we usually make whenever it’s getting warm enough to sit in the backyard. Now, I am in Tampa, I have the luxury to enjoy outside all the time. I will make the shrimp boil foil packet this weekend. I also like to add pepper in mine.

  2. Man oh man, I haven’t had shrimp in so long and I miss the crap out of it!! I need to get on some shrimp today! And perhaps make it just like you have!

    1. My parents live in Florida, too. My mom is severely allergic to shellfish, but any time she is visiting me we get photos of similar meals that my dad is cooking while he can! I hope they enjoy the recipe!

    1. My boys are iffy on shrimp, but my husband and I both love it. We just tend to make something else for them on the nights we want it, or only cook it when they are staying the night with grandparents!

    1. I know, I need to do it more often. We made a different foil meal for camping a few months ago and it was perfect over the campfire to make dinner and left almost no mess.

    1. We made something similar over the campfire a few months ago when camping. It would be great for family meals since you could let each person put their own together.

  3. I really want to eat cajun for a couple of years when I discover an all you can eat place in Tokyo. I wonder if Japan sells cajun seasonings because I would love to try this!

  4. I love shrimp in any form! I will definitely try this recipe out, but let me get it, is the shrimp already cooked you just heat it up a bit right? Can it be done with raw shrimp too?

    1. I made it with the precooked shrimp since we wanted to make it quickly. But you should be able to do it with raw shrimp, too. It will just take a bit longer on the grill to cook them all the way.

  5. My friend likes shrimp very much and I’m sure she’ll be happy to try your recipe. The food prepared in foil is delicious, I love the smell of steam rising just after opening the foil.

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