Main Dish | July 8, 2015

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

When I think of a shrimp boil I envision long picnic tables lined with newspapers and huge pots of boiling water surrounded my lots of family and friends.  A seafood boil is a tradition that started in Louisiana and has spread throughout the south.

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs with ketchup and butter on the side

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs with ketchup and butter on side

Shrimp Boils for a Week Night Dinner

I’m a shrimp lover, so I was instantly drawn to this tradition, but I wanted to do it on a smaller scale for my family.  So I came up with the idea to load up some foil packs and grill them.  The result was perfection – and it fits right in with your summer cooking’!

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This meal is not only delicious – but fast!  If you want a quick weeknight meal with the savory flavors of the south – this is your dinner!  The combination of smokey sausage, the fresh shrimp, the sweet corn, and the creamy potatoes is heaven on a plate.

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs with ketchup and butter

Dinner is Served

Serve on a plate, or dump onto parchment paper on your kitchen table – the kids will love picking up their food with their fingers!  Serve as is or with a little rendered butter and cocktail sauce.  Don’t forget the napkins!

5 from 1 vote
Shrimp Boil Foil Packs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Finger lickin' summer cookin'! 

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shirmp boil foil
Servings: 4
Calories: 1000 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 lb kielbasa sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 ears corn sliced into 1 1/2 inches pieces
  • 8 red potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter sliced into 1 tablespoon pads
  • 4 tbsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 large sheets of aluminum foil
  1. 1. Boil potatoes until fork tender - about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2. Divide shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes between sheets of foil. Top with 2 tabs of butter each, and sprinkle seasonings evenly over each foil pack. fold up and seal.
  3. 3. Place on a grill heated to medium high and cook 7 minutes each side.
  4. 4. Open carefully and transfer to plates or to parchment lined table.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Boil Foil Packs
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1000 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 426mg142%
Sodium 3317mg144%
Potassium 2327mg66%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 8.8mg49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. This is a totally awesome idea. I’ve started saving my shrimp shells in my freezer for the broth I can make from them. I’m going to do this, but boil the potatoes in the shrimp broth.

    Thanks for this great idea. There are many times I want this to eat, but not the huge amount that goes with an all- out shrimp, crab, or crawfish boil.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these tonight for dinner my husband was in his glory. Next time u make them though I’m cutting back on the old Bay, it’s was just a little too much for my liking, but over all these are totally awesome!