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Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets

Are you craving a delicious seafood feast that's both easy to prepare and bursting with flavors? Look no further than the Shrimp Boil Foil Packet Dinner. 

You will become obsessed with this mouthwatering dish that combines succulent shrimp, tender corn on the cob, and baby potatoes with your favorite sausage and aromatic spices. 

A Quick and Easy Shrimp Dinner

A shrimp boil dinner ready to eat.
Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets

Get ready to impress your taste buds and your guests with this delicious recipe that's perfect for summer grilling. Even though it's the perfect dinner for the grill, it can easily be made in the oven.  That means you can make it any time of the year!

I love it so much that I decided it is time to share the recipe with you so you can become obsessed with it, too.  There are so many reasons to love this recipe.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

  • Quick: The preparation time is short.  You can pull this dinner together in less than 15 minutes. 
  • Healthy: The ingredients are fresh.
  • Easy: There's minimal chopping.
  • Simple: This is a one-pan recipe.
  • There's no mess and no cleanup.  Just throw your foil away.
  • Convenient: It takes 20 minutes to cook.
  • Flexible: You can make it on the grill or in the oven.  That means you can have this shrimp dinner all year round.
  • Perfect for Gatherings: Whether it's a backyard barbecue or a picnic in the park, this shrimp boil foil packet dinner is a crowd-pleaser that will make you the star of the party.
Shrimp Boil Dinner

I usually make each of my foil packages with enough for two people.  The recipe is written for one foil packet, to serve two adults.  To serve four adults, double the ingredients and make two foil packets.  To serve six adults, triple the recipe and make three packets. That's as complicated as this gets!!  

The ingredients for a shrimp boil dinner.
The Shrimp Boil Dinner Ingredients
I like to add sausage to my foil packets for extra flavor and a contrast to the shrimp.  You can use any kind of sausage you like.  I've used both sweet Italian sausage and a chicken with jalapenos sausage in this recipe.  Both were delicious.  

I prefer to use baby Yukon Gold potatoes in the recipe because they require very little preparation. They don't need to be peeled, so I just give them a quick wash and slice them in half and they are ready to go. Just know that you can use any kind of potato you want.  If you use a large potato you will want to peel it and then cut the potatoes into 1-1/2 inch cubes. 

How to Make Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets 



Turn on your grill or preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.  Prepare your foil packet by cutting two pieces of foil, approximately 18 inches long.  Lay the foil crosswise, one piece on top of the other.  Place the shrimp in a bowl and sprinkle with one teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning.  Toss to make sure the shrimp is well covered.  Set aside.

Melt the butter, lemon juice, and Better Than Bouillion together in a small bowl, stirring to mix well. Cut the onion into eight chunks.  Place the onion, corn, potatoes, and sausage in the center of the foil. Pour the butter mixture over them.  Sprinkle with the other teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning.   

Using your hands, toss the mixture to be sure the butter mixture and Old Bay seasoning are well distributed. (If you are not a fan of Old Bay seasoning substitute an Italian herb seasoning or a Creole seasoning.) Add the shrimp. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.  Seal one piece of the foil into a packet. Seal the other piece of foil over the first one.  You don't want any of the yummy ingredients to leak out.

Cook the packet on your grill or in your oven for 20 minutes.  There is no need to turn the packet. Insert a knife into the potatoes to be sure they are cooked before serving.  Serve hot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I prepare the foil packets in advance?
A: Absolutely! You can assemble the foil packets a few hours ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to grill.

Q: Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
A: Certainly! You can omit the shrimp and sausage to create a flavorful vegetarian foil packet dinner. Add extra vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms for variety.  I encourage you to customize your packets to your needs.

Q: Can I bake the foil packets instead of grilling?
A: Yes, if you don't have access to a grill, you can bake the foil packets in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) for approximately 20 minutes.

The Shrimp Boil Recipe


seafood dinner, seafood on the grill
dinner
American
Yield: 2
Author: Donna Urso
Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets

Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets

Tender shrimp, savory sausage, perfectly cooked potatoes, juicy corn, and zesty seasonings, all infused with a delightful blend of spices.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Turn on your grill or preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Prepare your foil packet by cutting two pieces of foil, approximately 2 feet long. Lay the foil crosswise, one piece on top of the other.
  3. Place the shrimp in a bowl and sprinkle with one teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning. Toss to make sure the shrimp is well covered. Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter, lemon juice, and Better Than Bouillon together in a small bowl, stirring to mix well. Cut the onion into eight chunks.
  5. Place the onion, corn, potatoes, and sausage in the center of the foil. Pour the butter mixture over them. Sprinkle with the other teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning. Using your hands, toss the mixture to be sure the butter mixture and Old Bay seasoning are well distributed. (If you are not a fan of Old Bay seasoning substitute an Italian herb seasoning or a Creole seasoning.)
  6. Add the shrimp. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Seal one piece of the foil into a packet. Seal the other piece of foil over the first one. You don't want any of the yummy ingredients to leak out.
  7. Cook the packet on your grill or in your oven for 20 minutes. There is no need to turn the packet. Insert a knife into the potatoes to be sure they are cooked before serving. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

1209.14

Fat (grams)

55.13 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

24.98 g

Carbs (grams)

149 g

Fiber (grams)

18.28 g

Net carbs

130.74 g

Sugar (grams)

14.12 g

Protein (grams)

36.08 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1021.8 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

141.97 mg

Nutritional Information is approximate.

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