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Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Top down view of foil packet opened up with shrimp boil meal inside, including shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob.

Enjoy all the flavors of a traditional shrimp boil in these easy-to-make foil packets! Packed with shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and a little Cajun seasoning, This NOLA inspired dish is sure to be a hit with the family.

Did we mention zero clean-up needed? That’s a win-win in my book!

Close up shot of shrimp boil foil packets with fork

Shrimp boils are traditionally associated with coastal regions, but there is a distinct difference between Georgia or South Carolina boils and Louisiana boils; the heat. This recipe’s Cajun seasoning is what will give it that kick, and andouille is the preferred sausage because of it’s additional smoked Cajun flavors.

Once assembled, these packets can be cooked in the oven, on the grill or over a campfire. After they’re cooked and cooled, grab a fork and dig in!

Nutrition Tip: Shrimp is a low-fat, low-calorie source of protein that packs vitamin B12 and minerals like iodine. It’s also low in one of the lower-mercury fish and shellfish, according to the EPA.

Foil packet opened up with shrimp boil meal inside, including shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob. Fork digging in to eat.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is using fresh summer corn! When buying fresh corn on the cob, always look for green, tightly wrapped husks. The kernels should also feel plump through the husk. If you can feel holes, choose another one. For more tips on how to pick the perfect cob, visit our Produce Tips page.

Don’t forget to use heavy-duty foil or double up on layers to prevent tears or holes when assembling or cooking foil packets. You don’t want to lose an ounce of the delicious flavor!

Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Enjoy all the flavors of a traditional shrimp boil in these easy-to-make foil packets! Packed with shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and a little Cajun seasoning, these foil packets are sure to be a hit with the family.

Yield: 6 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • 3 ears corn on the cob, cut in half
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons cajun seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F or preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Precut 6 large pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil (about 12 inches each). Divide shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn into 6 portions and place in center of foil. Drizzle each with 1 tsp. olive oil and season with 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (add more or less depending on level of heat desired).
  3. Roll long side of foil together on top and fold sides in, sealing the foil packet tightly.
  4. Bake in preheated oven or grill 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and shrimp is cooked through.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 10gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g

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Jodi Danen

About the Author

Jodi Danen

Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs. She is the voice of Create Kids Club, a food and nutrition blog for parents who desire healthy family meals but are short on time. Her recipes are simple to prepare, have a short ingredient list, and focus on fresh foods. With her background in school nutrition, she is passionate about getting children in the kitchen cooking at young ages & believes this is key to forming healthy habits for life.

2 Comments on Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

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  1. I love smoked shrimp. I think these things would be great smoked. What kind of adjustments would you recommend for smoking?
    Thanks

    • Just add a few dashes of Liquid Smoke to the packet along with your spice mix.

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