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.Jump to Recipe
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.
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 food.
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. 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.
Originally Published On: March 11, 2019
Last Updated On: February 15, 2020
Shrimp Boil Foil Packet
- 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
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
34 thoughts on “Shrimp Boil Foil Wrap”
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.
I can’t wait until it warms up in Houston so we can enjoy the weather and grill, too. I’m glad I could make you smile!
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!
I hope you got your shrimp fix, even if you didn’t try this recipe yet!
This totally looks like something my parents would make down in FL. Will pass this recipe along to them!
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!
I absolutely LOVE shrimp! I wish I could get my family to eat it with me. It’s one of those meals I don’t make at home unless we’re having company. 🙂 This sounds like a good one to try out.
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!
This sounds so good – I could eat it right now! Looks pretty easy to make too… maybe a dish for this weekend!
It’s so easy to make! The foil wrap does most of the cooking for you, so it’s just a matter of prepping a few things and throwing it on the grill.
That’s a great way to cook food. The corn looks delicious but I am not a big fan of shrimp.
You wouldn’t have to do shrimp. The method works great for all types of foods!
Foil wrapped cooking is for sure one of my favorite ways to make anything. Its so contained and always comes out so perfect!
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.
this would be the perfect shrimp dish for a family BBQ. My husband’s family love boil foil food.
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.
OMG this makes me want to do a shrimp boil! I loveeee this! Totally doing this for spring!
The shrimp is so good when it’s prepared this way!
Shrimp with corn boil looks yum and easy to make and also I love seafood! I would love to make this very simple to cook.
It’s so easy to make and has so much flavor. If you love seafood you should definitely give this a try.
I just love seafood! Your recipe look very tempting, healthy & easy to make.
It’s such a yummy recipe, and so easy! I hope you enjoy 🙂
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!
If you can’t find it in stores, I’m sure you could order some online! There’s a lot of cajun influence where I live so it’s at every store here.
This would be a great recipe for my husband’s birthday. He loves sea food and is fond of shrimps. I can probably make it for him this weekend.
This would probably be a great birthday dinner for your husband. And it’s so easy so you won’t spend a lot of his birthday cooking and cleaning.
Foil wrapped cooking is so good! I usually makes veggies like this during summer parties.
We’ve used it for veggies on the grill and it also works wonders when we are camping!
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?
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.
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.
Thanks for sharing it with your friend! The steam does have a great aroma, just be careful it doesn’t burn you when it’s first opened.
This looks both delicious and healthy. I love the idea of cooking them in their own juices. Perfect picnic food.
You’re correct, it is both! It’s great for a backyard bbq, camping, or a picnic.