Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

Shrimp Boil Foil Wrap

Use aluminum foil to create a steam packet full of shrimp and sausage with other flavors that can be grilled to perfection.

Foil packs on the grill are the perfect way to make a delicious meal all at once. By wrapping everything in the foil and putting it over the grill, it works to steam the food and can make enough for a crowd.

One of the things I never knew about Houston until we lived here is how much cajun influence the city has. 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 spices that absorb 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.

This foil wrap gives the meat the same texture, but without being over-seasoned. And, since they are made in individual packets, 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 meals 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 small pat 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 seasonings. 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.

Recipe

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

Use aluminum foil to create a steam packet full of shrimp and sausage with other flavors that can be grilled to perfection.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage, seafood, shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Heat the grill to medium
  • Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil into pieces approximately 12″x18″
  • Place a small pat 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

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Boil Foil Packet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 364mg 121%
Sodium 1669mg 70%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 26.8%
Calcium 19.3%
Iron 22.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

12 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!

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