Shrimp Foil Dinners are not only simple to make but also offer a delicious combination of shrimp, vegetables, and herbs that will satisfy your taste buds. Whether you're a seafood lover or simply in need of a hassle-free weeknight meal, shrimp foil dinners are the way to go.
I love foil dinners because they are quick and easy. With minimal preparation and cooking time, shrimp foil dinners are perfect for those busy weeknights when you crave a delicious meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
Shrimp Foil Dinner
You can personalize your shrimp foil dinners by adding different vegetables and seasonings based on your preferences. From bell peppers and zucchini to asparagus and carrots, the options are endless.
Not only are foil dinners easy and customizable but they are also nutritious. Shrimp is a low-calorie and high-protein seafood choice that's packed with essential vitamins and minerals. When combined with a variety of vegetables, you create a nutritious and well-rounded meal.
I love a meal that has minimal cleanup and the best part about shrimp foil dinners is the easy cleanup. Since the ingredients are cooked in individual foil packets, there's no need to scrub pans or dishes afterward—simply discard the foil, and you're done!
- Aluminum foil
- Lemon wedges
Keep scrolling to find a full, printable recipe with a detailed ingredient list.
- Start by combining melted butter, garlic, and herbs in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, or sauté on the stovetop.
- Brush the center of six 18-inch foil sheets with the butter mixture to prevent sticking.
- Divide shrimp, broccoli, and cauliflower evenly among the foil sheets.
- Brush the remaining butter mixture over the shrimp and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
- Fold and seal the foil packets by folding two opposite ends over the ingredients, then folding the remaining ends.
- Preheat the grill to medium to medium-high heat and place the foil packets on the grill grates. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes until shrimp is cooked and vegetables are tender.
- Carefully open the foil packets, being cautious of hot steam, and serve the hot shrimp foil dinner. Consider serving with additional lemon slices.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you prefer not to grill, you can place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but make sure to thaw them thoroughly before preparing the foil packets. Simply defrost them in the refrigerator overnight or place them in a sealed bag and submerge them in cold water until they're no longer frozen.
While it's best to cook shrimp foil dinners fresh for optimal flavor and texture, you can prepare the foil packets in advance and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook. However, keep in mind that the vegetables might lose some crispness if they sit for too long.
Absolutely! If you don't have access to a grill, you can easily make shrimp foil dinners in the oven. Simply place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake them at 375°F (190°C) for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
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Shrimp Foil Dinner
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 to 2 tablespoon fresh herbs optional
- 1.5 pounds uncooked large shrimp deveined (31-40 shrimp per pound)
- 3 cups bite-sized broccoli florets*
- 3 cups bite-sized cauliflower florets
- Salt and pepper
- Aluminum foil
- Lemon wedges for serving
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter, garlic, and herbs until the butter is melted and the garlic fragrant, about 30 seconds. (This can also be done on the stovetop.)
- Tear off 6 sheets of foil about 18 inches long each. Brush a bit of the butter mixture in the center of each set of foil.
- Evenly distribute the shrimp, broccoli, and cauliflower between each of the foil packets.
- Brush the additional butter over the vegetables and shrimp. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Draw two opposite ends of the foil up and fold it over, and then fold each end (you want to seal the food inside, making a packet).
- Heat your grill to medium to medium-high, and place the foil packets directly on the grill grates. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
- Carefully open the foil packets, and enjoy while still hot. Serve with additional lemon slices.
- *The cauliflower and broccoli need to be truly bite-sized pieces or they won’t cook through and you’ll have under cooked veggies in your packet. Err on the side of smaller than you normally would for this recipe.
- You can swap out the vegetables for other ones you like, like zucchini, asparagus, or snow peas.
- You can swap out the shrimp for a 6 1-inch thick, 6-ounce pieces of salmon if you’d like, too. It’s delicious.
- Don’t want to grill? Feel free to bake this instead. Place foil packets on a baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes, until the shrimp is cooked through.
- You can use just about any fresh herbs that you might have on hand. I use parsley, oregano, and basil most often (a combination of all three is great).
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with a side salad, spinach salad, berry salad, or with breadsticks or a loaf of garlic bread. You could also serve this with a simple rice pilaf or the coconut rice recipe. This would also be great with fresh peaches or berries on the side.
- MEAL PREP: You can cut up the broccoli and cauliflower ahead of time. Just store them in a sealed container in the fridge together until you are ready to use them.
Shrimp foil dinners are a fantastic choice for those seeking a quick, flavorful, and hassle-free meal. By following a simple recipe and utilizing the grill or oven, you can create a satisfying dish that combines the succulence of shrimp with the goodness of vegetables.