Shrimp boil packs are an easier way to get the great flavors of a shrimp boil without turning on the stove. Grilled or baked foil packs are an easy summer time meal.
Everyone loves a great seafood boil but it makes a lot of food and you are standing over a pot for 25 minutes. This is a great alternative with all the flavors condensed into a foil pack that you can put on the grill. You’re going to love how you can prep this in no time and then enjoy sitting outside while it cooks without heating up your kitchen. Prep time and cooking time combined is only about 30 minutes, so if you’re in a hurry and need a quick meal that everyone will be raving about, give this a try.
What do you put in a Shrimp Boil Pack?
I don’t know about you, but being able to customize dinner depending on peoples likes and dislikes is a plus in my house. For this dish, you can add almost anything! Since shrimp doesn’t take long to cook, you’ll need to pre-cook corn and new potatoes if you’re going to add them in. To do this, I just placed them in the microwave for a few minutes. I cooked the corn for 1 minute and it was just perfect. I don’t think it needs potatoes but it will be a more traditional shrimp boil if you have some new potatoes. Either par boil them or microwave for just a short time, until just turning soft. I used pre-cooked anduille sausage which is a great flavor enhancer. A little goes a long way.
How do you season a Shrimp Boil Pack?
Whatever you choose to put inside, you will coat it with Old Bay, (my favorite), butter and garlic. You won’t need to add salt since the Old Bay is pretty salty all by itself. Place the packs on the grill and cook just until the shrimp are cooked.
The best part is the brown butter poured over the packs at the end.
Can you reheat a Shrimp Boil Pack?
I made this over the weekend and had two packs left-over. They were so good that I placed the left-over packs in the toaster oven and ate them for leftovers. I was surprised at how good they were warmed up. They were better right off the grill but not bad at all for lunch the next day.
You’ll love this recipe when you’re having friends over. Everyone can customize their pack and you’re not stuck standing over a boiling pot on the stove.
If you are having a crowd, consider a Seafood Boil and if you like the pack idea, try some Veggie Packs.
Adapted from Cremedelacrumb
Shrimp boil packs are an easier way to get the great flavors of a shrimp boil without turning on the stove. Grilled or baked foil packs are an easy summer time meal.Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and de-veined
- 2 ears corn on the cobb
- 12 ounces andouille sausage Cooked and sliced into 1 inch slices
- 3 tablespoons old bay seasoning
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¾ cup butter divided
- heavy duty aluminum foil
- Preheat grill to medium-high or oven to 400º.
- Wrap corn in plastic wrap and microwave for about 1 minute until just slightly cooked, or boil until just slightly cooked on the stove. Cut each cob into 3-4 pieces.
- Melt 1/4 cup butter and combine with garlic and Old Bay seasoning. Add lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine corn cobs, shrimp and sliced sausage. Pour butter mixture over the shrimp mixture and stir until coated.
- Divide mixture into 4 sections and place on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil Fold into a square packet. Place on Grill and cook for about 8 minutes on one side, gently turn and cook an additional 5 minutes until shrimp are just cooked.
- If making in the oven, bake for about 15 minutes.
- While the packets are cooking, cook remaining 1/2 cup butter over medium high heat until browned. Remove from heat.
- When packets are done, open and drizzle with browned butter before serving.
Use heavy duty aluminum foil or two sheets of regular foil.
Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 449mg | Sodium: 1954mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1260IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4.9mg