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Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

All the flavors of a shrimp boil, but done in a much simpler way! These foil packets can be prepped ahead of time and served as a quick weeknight meal or grilled at the campground!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 2 cobs sweet corn
  • 14 oz fully cooked Polish Kielbasa I like to use Johnsonville's rope sausage
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • c diced red pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • fresh parsley, for garnish optional


  • Wash the red potatoes and cut into ½ inch cubes, shuck the sweet corn and cut into 1 inch coins, and cut the sausage into ½ inch slices.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, corn, sausage, shrimp and diced red pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, melt the butter. Add the oil, garlic and all seasonings. Stir until combined.
  • Pour the butter/oil/seasoning mixture over the vegetable/shrimp/sausage mixture. Use your hands to mix so everything is evenly distributed.
  • Grab 6 pieces of aluminum foil, about 20 inches long each.* (I recommend using heavy duty aluminum foil if you have it! If not, regular works fine too!)
  • Divide the mixture between the bags and seal the bag by folding the open end.
  • Hold the foil packets in the refrigerator until ready to cook. (Use within 2 days)

How to Grill the Foil Packets

  • Cook the packets on the grill preheated medium-high heat. Grill for 8-10 minutes on one side and 5 on the other, or until the shrimp is fully cooked.

How to Bake the Foil Packets

  • Bake the packets in a 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked.
  • Open the packets (being very careful - they're HOT!), sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!!
Keyword foil packet, shrimp boil, weeknight meal
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