These Shrimp Boil Packets are one of the easiest, tastiest summer dinners and you'll love that they are cooked on the grill so they'll keep all that heat outside. Tender shrimp, flavorful sausage, sweet corn cobs and baby potatoes are all brightly seasoned and cooked together, which gives great flavor and means easy clean up!
Because the shrimp is sealed inside grill foil packets with other veggies, it’s able to be cooked for longer than if you had simply laid it directly onto the hot grill.
These can also be cooked in the oven at 425 for about 15 minutes, or until shrimp has cooked through.
For these shrimp boil foil packets, I used large shrimp and wrapped everything in two layers of foil. In total, the foil packets were on the grill for 12 to 15 minutes, and the shrimp turned out perfectly!
Be sure to double up on the foil when making the foil packets. One layer of foil isn’t enough!
Feel free to add more or less Old Bay seasoning to suit your taste.
Cut the corn and potatoes into even-sized pieces so they cook at the same rate on the grill.
1 lb baby or small red potatoes
2 ears corn, shucked and sliced into 1-inch thick disks
2 (4 oz) chicken or turkey cajun style andouille sausage links, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 Tbsp butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning, or more to taste
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
✔ Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat to about 425 degrees*. Cut 8 sheets of 12 by 14-inch Cooking Aluminum Foil. Use two sheets of foil per packet.
✔ Place potatoes on a plate and microwave on high power for 1 1/2 minutes, rotate and microwave 1 1/2 minutes longer. Once cool enough to handle cut into slices.
Divide potatoes among each of the four double lined foil sheets (layering ingredients in center), followed by corn, sausage and shrimp.
✔ Melt butter in a microwave safe dish in microwave. Stir in lemon juice, thyme and garlic. Divide butter mixture among packets drizzling about 2 Tbsp evenly over each.
✔ Sprinkle each with about 1/2 tsp of the seasoning. Wrap up sides of first sheet of foil, then place second sheet going opposite length and wrap while crimping edges to seal.
✔ Grill sealed side up about 12 - 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and shrimp have cooked through. Serve warm garnished with parsley.