Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

This delicious shrimp boil features neatly wrapped individual foil packs that are grilled to perfection for a fuss-free weeknight meal idea.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F or the grill to medium-high (about 400 F). If using frozen shrimp place the package under cold water for 10 minutes to thaw.
  2. Step 2

    Bring 2 quarts of water to a roaring boil and add the potatoes and corn. Reduce the heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes on simmer and drain into a colander. Set aside.
  3. Step 3

    While the potatoes and corn are cooking, prepare 4 sets of 12-inch by 24-inch long aluminum foil sheets. Fold each in half, forming a square. If using industrial aluminum foil simply prepare sheets measuring 12-inches square. Slightly fold up the edges of the sheets.
  4. Step 4

    In a large bowl, combine the drained potatoes and corn, sausage, thawed shrimp, onion, and garlic. Drizzle with the 4 tablespoons of melted butter, season with salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Mix very well to coat all of the ingredients.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the shrimp boil ingredients between the four aluminum foil sheets.
  6. Step 6

    Neatly fold into packets, ensuring a good seal.
  7. Step 7

    Place them onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. If grilling, place the packets directly onto the grill surface and cook for 15 minutes, flipping once after about 8 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Serve the packets slightly opened up, garnished with chopped parsley, a pinch of Old Bay seasoning, and a few lemon wedges. Serve the 1 stick of melted butter on the side for optional drizzling over the shrimp boil or for dipping.