Shrimp Boil Foil Packets Recipe

Last Updated on July 23, 2021

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

This shrimp boil foil packets recipe is super easy to prepare and cook whether at home or while camping

These are easy to make ahead and cook perfectly over the hot coals of a campfire. On top of that they are a breeze to clean up which I think makes them the perfect first night of camping meal.

Cut down on at-camp prep time by assembling your packets at home and packing them in the cooler. At camp, all you have to do is cook and enjoy!

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!
Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

Why You’ll Love these Shrimp Foil Packs

  • Easy to prepare
  • It’s a full meal
  • Loads of flavour
  • Individual portions
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Can be cooked on the grill, in the oven or over the campfire.
Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

What is a Foil Packet Meal?

A foil packet meal is a camping dinner that usually involves wrapping vegetables, potatoes and meat in aluminum foil to create a packet.

When cooked over a campfire or on a grill, the steam trapped inside helps cook it perfectly.

They’re sometimes also called hobo packets.

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

Can You Make-Ahead Foil Packets?

You can make the foil packets the day before cooking and store on a baking sheet in the refrigerator. If you are going camping, place them in a cooler with ice just before leaving.

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

How to Store Foil Packets

You can store leftover cooked foil packets in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

To reheat, place in the microwave, keeping in mind that the shrimp will likely dry out when reheated.

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

What to Serve with Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

These foil packets are meant to be a standalone meal, but you can enjoy them with additional sides:

  • Cornbread – These basic homemade cornbread muffins are easy to make from scratch, and are perfect for bringing along camping.
  • Macaroni Salad – This Mexican Macaroni Salad recipe is a very versatile summer salad perfect for picnics, barbecues, and camping as as a tasty side dish.
  • Bread – This easy no-knead Green Chile & Cheddar Bread is made with only 5 simple ingredients that results in amazing flavour and texture.
  • Coleslaw
  • Tossed Salad
Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

Do I have to parboil the potatoes?

The potatoes take the longest to cook, and because shrimp cooks so quickly, it is a good idea to parboil the potatoes and corn prior to assembling your foil packets.

You can skip parboiling if you don’t mind cooking the packets longer (40-45 mins). You could try leaving the shrimp out until the last 15 minutes or so. For best results though, just take a few minutes to precook them.

Another option is to simply cut the potatoes so the pieces are under an inch.

Just remember that the key to making the best foil packs is tomake sure all the ingredients are done cooking at the same time.

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

How do you Make Homemade Old Bay Seasoning?

Mix together:

1 tbsp celery salt
1 tbsp ground dried bay leaves
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp Allspice
1/8 tsp mace
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves.

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

Ingredients for the Shrimp Boil Packs

Shrimp – Use fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp that has been peeled and deveined.

Sausage – Andouille sausage is best here. It comes fully cooked and full of flavour. If you want to skip on the heat though, swap with Kielbasa.

Potatoes – Use red or yellow baby potatoes here, halved.

Corn – You want to cut your corn into 2 inch thick slices.

Garlic – You can use a tsp of garlic powder in a pinch.

Butter – Adds richness and moisture to the packs.

Old Bay Seasoning – Storebought or homemade, this seasoning blend adds loads of flavour to your shrimp boil.

Salt – A little salt will go a long way towards making all the lovely ingredients in this pack just shine!

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

How to Make Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Yields: 4 Servings | Prep Time: | Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb Andouille sausage, sliced 1/4″ thick
1 lb Red baby potatoes, halved
2 Cobs of Corn, shucked, cut into 2 inch slices
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 Tbsp Butter, melted
2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp Salt
For serving: chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges

Directions:

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Place in your potatoes and boil for 10 minutes. In the last 3 minutes add your corn. Drain.

Preheat your oven or grill to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, garlic and seasoning. Mix until well combined.

Pull out four extra-long lengths of aluminum foil and fold them in half so you’ve got 4 lengths that are about 12×12″.

Divide your ingredients evenly between the four sheets of foil, right in the center. Place a tablespoon of butter on top of each pile.

To fold the packets, bring the two longest edges towards each other and roll them together to create a seal. Then, fold in the sides, leaving enough space for the steam to circulate a little. Ensure the the packets are sealed enough that nothing leaks.

If baking in the oven, place foil packs on a sheet pan.

Grill or Bake the packets for 20-25 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.

For the Campfire: Place the packets directly on hot coals and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Open the packets carefully as they will be full of hot steam. Top with fresh parsley and serve with a lemon wedge.

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets Recipe
Yield: 4 Servings

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets Recipe

Cook these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets over a campfire, on the grill or in your oven for an easy family dinner with almost no cleanup!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 1 lb Red baby potatoes, halved
  • 2 Cobs of Corn, shucked, cut into 2 inch slices
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, mined
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • For serving: chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges

Instructions

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Place in your potatoes and boil for 10 minutes. In the last 3 minutes add your corn. Drain.

Preheat your oven or grill to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, garlic and seasoning. Mix until well combined.

Pull out four extra-long lengths of aluminum foil and fold them in half so you’ve got 4 lengths that are about 12×12″.

Divide your ingredients evenly between the four sheets of foil, right in the center. Place a tablespoon of butter on top of each pile.

To fold the packets, bring the two longest edges towards each other and roll them together to create a seal. Then, fold in the sides, leaving enough space for the steam to circulate a little. Ensure the the packets are sealed enough that nothing leaks.

If baking in the oven, place foil packs on a sheet pan.

Grill or Bake the packets for 20-25 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.

Open the packets carefully as they will be full of hot steam. Top with fresh parsley and serve with a lemon wedge.

Notes

Homemade Old Bay Seasoning: Mix together: 1 tbsp celery salt, 1 tbsp ground dried bay leaves, 1 tsp each paprika and ground ginger, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp dry mustard, 1/8 tsp each allspice, mace, cinnamon, and cloves.

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