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Shrimp Foil Packet

Shrimp Foil Packet

This shrimp foil packet is an easy, delicious and fun meal for summer. In this recipe, a large foil pack is loaded with seasoned kielbasa sausage, large shrimp, potatoes and fresh corncobs.

 

Then the packet is grilled until the shrimp is cooked through and the corn and potatoes are done. Really, it takes less than half an hour! This is a fantastic meal your family will request again! 

 

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Buy or make the foil pack

For the foil pack we used a convenient grill bag. It’s a pre-made large foil packet that’s large enough for a family size meal.

 

The foil grill pack we used was sized 10X15 inches. If you’re using pre-made packet, just follow the package directions.

Foil Packs for the Grill

 

To make this sausage and shrimp foil pack you will need

  • 1 pound Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined, we leave the tail on for a little extra flavor and a lovely presentation
  • 8 ounces Kielbasa Sausage, fully cooked variety, cut into roughly ½ inch rounds
  • 12 ounces Small Red Potatoes, halved or quartered depending on their size
  • 2 Fresh Corncobs, cut into 4 pieces each
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning

 

You will also need

Grill Spray (if making your own packs)

Large Grill Foil Packet or Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil 

 

Prep Work

This sausage and shrimp foil packet comes together quickly with really easy prep.

 

Start with preparing the shrimp, which is the most time consuming part. We use frozen shrimp in this recipe.

 

They come, easy-to-peel and deveined, which means the shell has a slit in it and they’re clean.

 

To defrost the shrimp, place them in a large colander and run cold water over them. Move them around under the running water while peeling them.

 

Place the peeled shrimp on a large plate or pan and then pat them dry with a paper towel.

Peeled large shrimp in a clear bowl displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Prepare the remaining ingredients

Cut the corncob into 4 pieces each.

Two corn cobs, one of which as been cut into four pieces, displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Then, cut the potatoes in halves or quarters, depending on their size. We used very small red potatoes, so cutting them in half was enough.

Small red potatoes, cut in half and displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Next, slice the sausage into bite sized rounds.

 

Finally, add the shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes to a large bowl. Use one that is big enough that you can get in there and stir without everything spilling out.

 

Add the olive oil to the bowl and toss well until everything is coated. Then, add in the Old Bay Seasoning and continue tossing until everything is nice and coated in the oil and seasoning.

The ingredients for the sausage and shrimp foil packs in a large bowl.

 

Make the foil pack

Place all the ingredients into the large foil packet, follow the directions on the package and seal.

 

If you want to make individual packs, double up, and/or use heavy duty aluminum foil. 

 

Cut the foil into roughly 18×12 inch sheets and spray the center lightly with cooking spray.

 

Place ¼ of the prepared meal in the center of each foil piece. Bring up the two long sides of the foil so the edges meet. Seal the edges making a ½ inch fold, and then fold again.

 

Fold the two other sides to seal. Make sure there is enough room in the packet for air to circulate.

 

Use a large baking sheet to transport the foil pack(s), plus it will be much easier to slide them onto the grill.

 

Grill the sausage shrimp foil packet

Preheat the grill to moderate to moderate-low heat. Spray the grill lightly with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

 

Grill the foil packet, on a covered grill, over moderate heat for 20-25 minutes, rotating the packet 180° about halfway through the cooking time.

 

Note: If you’re making individual packets, cut the grilling time by 5 minutes or so, rotating the packets as described above. Check one packet and make sure the shrimp and corn are cooked through and the potatoes are tender. If they need more time, close it up again and continue grilling. 

 

Remove the packet(s) from the grill. Cut a large X on across the top and open carefully. Be careful with the steam!

A close up of sausage, shrimp, corn and potatoes in an open aluminum foil pack.

 

Looking for more delicious recipes for summer? Try one of these:

 

Churrasco steak and chimichurri

Grilled potatoes

Garden pasta salad

Beef and potato skewers

Seasoned corn

Chicken foil packs

 

Sausage, shrimp, corn and potatoes in an open aluminum foil pack.
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Shrimp Foil Packet

This shrimp foil packet is an easy, delicious and fun meal for summer. In this recipe, a large foil pack is loaded with seasoned kielbasa sausage, large shrimp, potatoes and fresh corn.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled shrimp foil packets
Servings: 4
Calories: 504kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Large Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces Kielbasa Sausage fully cooked variety, cut into roughly ½ inch rounds
  • 12 ounces Small Red Potatoes halved or quartered depending on their size
  • 2 Fresh Corncobs cut into 4 pieces each
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning

Instructions

  • You will also need: Grill Spray and Large Grill Foil Packet or Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
  • Add the shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes to a large bowl. Use one that is big enough that you can get in there and stir without everything spilling out.
  • Add the olive oil to the bowl and toss well until everything is coated.
  • Then, add in the Old Bay Seasoning and continue tossing until everything is coated in the oil and seasoning.

Make the foil pack

  • Place all the ingredients into the large foil packet, follow the directions on the package and seal.
  • If you want to make individual packs, double up, and/or use heavy duty aluminum foil. Cut the foil into roughly 18x12 inch sheets and spray the center lightly with cooking spray. Place ¼ of the prepared meal in the center of each foil piece. Bring up the two long sides of the foil so the edges meet. Seal the edges making a ½ inch fold, and then fold again. Fold the two other sides to seal. Make sure there is enough room in the packet for air to circulate.
  • Use a large baking sheet to transport the foil pack(s), plus it will be much easier to slide them onto the grill.

Grill the sausage shrimp foil packet

  • Preheat the grill to moderate to moderate-low heat.
  • Spray the grill lightly with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Grill the foil packet, on a covered grill, over moderate to moderate-low heat for 20-25 minutes, rotating the packet 180° about halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove the packet(s) from the grill. Cut a large X on across the top and open carefully. Be careful with the steam!

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Notes

If you're making individual packets, cut the grilling time by 5 minutes or so, rotating the packets as described above. Check one packet and make sure the shrimp and corn are cooked through and the potatoes are tender. If they need more time, close it up again and continue grilling.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 326mg | Sodium: 1384mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 4.3mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

 


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