Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets)

Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets) make easy work  of getting a “shrimp boil” together for a backyard cooking on the grill.

Grilled Shrimp Boil

Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets) is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Fish Friday Foodies. We group monthly to post fish and seafood recipes on a common topic. This month we are sharing recipes  for seafood cooked in foil packets.

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Grilled Shrimp Boil

I decided to do a take on a seafood boil. This is achieved by cooking the shrimp boil in a foil packet instead of a boiling bag.

Since the contents have different cooking time some of it is par-cooked ahead of time. Such as boiling the corn and  potatoes. And cooking the onion and sausage.

Besides, you want that sausage to be browned for best flavor.

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Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets)

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Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets)

Grilled Shrimp Boil

Grilled Shrimp Boil (in foil packets)

Sue Lau
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 outdoor grill, 2 large pieces heavy duty aluminum foil



  • 10 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 6 ounces andouille smoked sausage links
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 new potatoes
  • 1 ear sweet corn cut into four sections
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup lager beer
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • 1 fresh lemon cut in half
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 teaspoons soft butter


  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  • Add potatoes, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add the corn pieces to the pan and continue cooking for five minutes more.
  • Drain vegetables.
  • While vegetables cook, melt the butter in a skillet and brown the sausage pieces and onion.
  • Add the seasonings, Worcestershire, hot sauce, beer and lemon juice and bring to a simmer. Then remove from heat.
  • Cut the new potatoes in half.
  • Turn up the edges to t he foil so the liquid does not run off.
  • Divide shrimp, potatoes, corn, sausage and sauce to the foil.
  • Bring up all sides and crimp closed to seal the packet. Cut a couple of small vent holes in each.
  • Bring grill to 350F and add packets.
  • Reduce heat and cook covered for 25 minutes.
  • Add the lemons cut side down to the grill and cook about ten minutes or until charred.
  • Butter the bread and grill briefly until toasted.


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3 responses

  1. This is a great recipe if having guests over as it can be prepped ahead of time and then placed on the grill while enjoying pre dinner cocktails.

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