Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

Easy, tasty shrimp boil foil packs baked or grilled with summer veggies, homemade seasoning, fresh lemon, and brown butter sauce. The BEST and easiest way to make shrimp boil at home! 

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This Spring has been something else. Around here the weather is known for being totally bi-polar, changing all day long making it near impossible to be able to plan ahead and dress for a day out without having to pack extra options. A sweater for layering, flip flops in case it warms up. Drives me bonkers.

But this Spring has been more crazy than ever and this past week we had a couple of days that ranged from sunny and sweltering, to rain, to snow, to hail, and back to sunshine in the course of an hour or two.

Needless to say… I am beyond ready for Summer. Snow and hail in mid-May?? I can’t handle it.

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So to help me cope, I’m eating my way through  A L L  the summer foods and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve already made my way through three boxes of popsicles. You gotta do what you gotta do right?

To me, few things say summertime better than grilled foil packet dinners. I grew up on these things, but lately I’ve been putting my own spin on them and now I just can’t stop myself.

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I recently made shrimp boil foil packs and I can’t get over how good they turned out. The key is just to boil the corn and potatoes for a few minutes, then you can combine everything with the seasonings, melted butter, and fresh lemon juice before wrapping it all up in foil and grilling (or baking!).

Top it off with some fresh parsley, more fresh lemon juice, and browned butter for the perfect shrimp boil dinner.

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“My kids and husband love it!!!! It is a delicious recipe I enjoy preparing it is so easy to do and only 15 cooking in the grill.” – Veronica

“WOW!!!! All I can say is this was AMAZING!!!! Thank you for the recipe!” – Sal

“Made this for dinner tonight. I baked it in the oven. My husband’s review – “that’s killer good! Put it at the top of our menu list”. Thanks for sharing!” – Paula

“OMG this was fabulous! So good. A little time consuming but well worth it. This was so good with the brown butter it made it over the top. I can’t wait for the leftovers. Thank you for this recipe. It will now become one of our recipes in the family recipe book. Yes, that good.” – Kathleen

4.8 from 59 reviews
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Easy, tasty shrimp boil dinners baked or grilled in foil with homemade seasoning, fresh lemon, and brown butter sauce.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 ears of corn on the cob, husked
  • ½ pound andouille sausage
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes OR baby yellow potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons old bay seasoning OR homemade seasoning (see note)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • juice of ½ lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons, melted + ½ cup butter, divided
  • chopped fresh parsley, for topping
  1. Chop corn into thirds, then chop each third in half lengthwise. Chop potatoes into 2 inch pieces. Boil corn and potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Stir together melted 3 tablespoons butter, Old Bay seasoning, garlic, juice from half a lemon, and salt and pepper to taste and pour over shrimp, sausage, and veggies. Stir to coat.
  3. Divide between four 12x12 inch sheets of aluminum foil. Fold edges of foil up around the food to create a closed packet.
  4. Cook on preheated grill over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes on one side, then flip and cook another 5-6 minutes on the second side. Alternately, you can bake the packets at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until corn is tender and shrimp are pink and fully cooked.
  5. While packets are cooking, melt remaining butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Once melted, continue to stir gently over medium heat for 3-4 minutes longer until color changes from pale yellow to a golden amber (but be careful not to burn it).
  6. Serve shrimp boil packs topped with chopped parsley, lemon wedges for squeezing, and browned butter for drizzling over the top or dipping.
Homemade Old Bay Seasoning: whisk together 1 tablespoon celery salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon dry mustard, ⅛ teaspoon each allspice, cloves, and a pinch of ground ginger.

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hey girl- these packs look so yummy!

    I love this American dish, this is a rich american dish rom american culture thanks for sharing.

I love a good shrimp boil and these packets look so tasty!

Almost like being in Charleston! – Laurel Bledsoe

This looks like a fun camping meal over the fire. Grandkids love helping all five ranging in age 3 to 9.

These were really good! I haven’t used Old Bay very much, and was surprised how spicy and salty it is, even without added salt and pepper. I think I might have over-seasoned mine just a touch, but it was still delicious. Did them in the oven for 15 minutes after parboiling the vegetables for about 12 minutes. My husband was a big fan. It reminded us of a trip we took to Myrtle Beach a couple of years ago.

It’s Memorial Day and it’s raining here in NJ at the shore. Well, luckily I read your tip to cook the packets in the oven and it worked great. Cut the recipe down to two for me and hubby and used fresh baked Italian bread for sopping up the juice. Had a little trouble figuring out how to eat the corn but we just went in for it as it cooled enough to handle. Left out the sausage as we do not like the heat but I think I may try Spanish chorrizo for that extra flavor and texture. Will certainly try this again on the grill. Thank you so much for this recipe.

    You’re very welcome! I hope you and your husband enjoyed the holiday!

      I tried them today they came out good I love it

    The sausage you cause the Polska Kelbasa. It’s not spicey and it comes in turkey for a healthier alternative

We, as a family enjoyed this meal! Enough said…lol

    Does the shrimp have to be frozen or thawed?

      Thawed works best. 🙂

I will prepare this for my family. My son loves to grill and is a great cook, so he will probably take over this preparation.

We use Zatarains crab boil dry seasoning here in Louisiana.
Onions & mushrooms are also really good added to it.

    I’m going to try it with the crab boil as well… 😀

My kids and husband love it!!!!
It is a delicious recipe I enjoy preparing it is so easy to do and only 15 cooking in the grill.

Do you think I can substitute the sausage for chicken

    Yes, chicken can be substituted. Be sure to cut the chicken into no larger than 1 inch pieces. Grill for about 5-10 minutes longer than original instructions say, and about 15 minutes more if baking in the oven. 🙂

      is the shrimp frozen or thawed?

        The shrimp is thawed. 🙂

    I did both this afternoon turned out great. To make sure the chicken was done. I used filet Chicken breast and cooked them on top of stove naked. Then put them in packet.

Made these today on the grill. Added a little extra kick of cayenne pepper. It was so good.

Do you turn the packets over in the oven also?

    Hi Sheri! You don’t need to turn the packets if baking in the oven. 🙂

Used to live in east Texas….very similar dish served there with a Cajun twist. Going to make this & let you know how it comes out!! From your spring weather description of May, it sounds like you live next door to us in southeast Virginia !!!

    Careful East Texas boiling red potatoes 10 minutes is a nono and watch the med high heat or youll burn the mashed potatoes and corn and have a rag near by because the mush is way sticky. Hope you got money to burn shrimp is not cheap in Tyler Tx.

This looks great! I never bought sausage before.. What brand do you recommend?

    Johnsonville is great, or any high quality brand!

Love the simplicity of this recipe. We boat a lot and this will make a perfect meal.

Great recipe and convenient party dish! My only changes were to put the corn into packets raw because I cook corn like shrimp—briefly as possible. Splitting the corn was a brilliant idea! I di suggest using the largest shrimp you can find (jumbo or colossal) because we used a mix of large and mediums and some of the mediums were overcooked. Glad we left shells on because I think it protected ones near hot spots from overcooking—if we had used peeled shrimp they all would have been overcooked. But our grill was really hot. Oh. And if you prep ahead for cooking later, chill the potatoes before making the packets so they don’t steam the shrimp.

    I agree w/everything you wrote! Especially the corn. Cooking fresh corn too long makes it tasteless and tough. Some of these foil packs will definitely be on the grill this weekend!

I made this and it was the nose tasty, incredible, barbecue dinners ever

Do you use green shrimp or cooked shrimp?

    I use the uncooked shrimp for this recipe!

How long do u bake it

    400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. 🙂

    Good question on baking I wasn’t sure either.

By any chance do you have the nutritional info?

    I don’t have the nutritional info on hand for this recipe, but MyFitnessPal has an awesome tool that calculates all that out for you! Here’s the link: It’s free and all you do it copy and paste the recipe URL into the Recipe Importer and it will tell you everything you need to know! 🙂

      Are you kidding me?!?!? I’ve had MyFitnessPal forever and how I did not know it could do this AND include a photo is beyond me!!! YOU.HAVE.CHANGED.MY.LIFE.

      PS – This shrimp boil is easy and awesome! My hubby thanks you!!

Can’t wait to try with sweet potatoes!!

    I was thinking the same or maybe w mix of red and sweet. How did come out? Would or did you have to change anything in the cooking process or time for the sweet potatoes?

WOW!!!! All I can say is this was AMAZING!!!! Thank you for the recipe!

I can’t wait to make this when my mom and dad come down to visit me in (Decatur,Ga) from NYC. …I wanted to try it prior I’ll wait.
I’ll let you.. thank you.

Love to know if there’s a huge taste difference b/t grilling and baking these. I LOVE the taste of the grill.. but the oven is easier. Thoughts? Thank you! I’m dying to make these asap. 🙂

Its unhealthy to cook food in aluminum foil

    My grandparents have been cooking their food in aluminum foil all their lives and they are in their nineties and still kickin’. No alzheimers. No illnesses. Still travel the world and take care of themselves. If you prefer, you can line the aluminum foil with parchment or simply bake in a casserole dish.

      Thanks about the advice for a casserole dish. Would it change the recipe/preparation any?

    In 9; and have cooked in aluminum foil for 7( years. Go ahead take the chance

    Why is it unhealthy to cook in aluminum foil?

    Try plain smoked sausage like Keilbassayou are really missing out on the red potatoes which are a waxey(non mushie) potatoes or substitute Yukon gold new potatoes.
    Ps potatoes are no different in Texas than in Idaho or Missouri!not!

The recipe looks great! Please rethink casually throwing around medical problems as weather descriptions though.

    I don’t understand.

Its absolutely delicious!!! Highly recommended!!

Sounds great! And I know what you mean about BIPOLAR weather – Michigan is famous for it. Going to try this over the 4th of July weekend – can’t wait!

Can’t wait to try this! I think it will impress all at the annual family gathering!! Thank you.

Made this for dinner tonight. I baked it in the oven. My husband’s review – “that’s killer good! Put it at the top of our menu list”. Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed!

Omg. These look delicious

    These are a MUST try! Trust me. 🙂

Sounds yummy’ must try !!

That looks mouthwatering and I am planning on making it today…..Just curious someone else mentioned subbing sweet potatoes for the red…..has anyone tried it….I am prediabetic so I would rather not use the white potatoes at all.

This was absolutely amazing.Just finished dinner and my husband keep saying this is so good

Esta sabroso lo bamos aguisar

Just curious, you didn’t mention cooking the sausage before grilling, did I miss thst?

    Nope, the sausage goes into the packets raw, it’s just the corn and potatoes that need the extra cooking time at the beginning. 🙂

      Hi Tiffany, This looks fantastic! Can you sub out the shrimp for chunks of chicken? My wife doesn’t eat seafood. Many thanks!


        Yes, chicken can be substituted. Be sure to cut the chicken into no larger than 1 inch pieces. Grill for about 5-10 minutes longer than original instructions say, and about 15 minutes more if baking in the oven. 🙂

          Awesome, thanks! P.S. mafe it first with shrimp. This is my new favorite dish!

    I assumed it is a pre-cooked (fully cooked) sausage.

I’m going to make this for a family gathering tomorrow but I’m not a big fan of parsley. Was wondering if you or anyone you know has tried it with cilantro instead? And if you’ve tried adding onions to it?

    Hi Julie! I’ve never substituted cilantro for parsley in this recipe so I’m not sure what the final results would be. Another reader said they added onion and that it turned out great! I hope you enjoy this recipe!!

      It was a hit. I didn’t add the onion or the cilantro just did it like your recipe minus the parsley and everyone absolutely loved it. They said it reminded them of boiling crab but better without the wait lol.

      People either love or hate cilantro. The taste is not nearly as mild as parsley & very different so be careful with the amount.

      I added raw onion and if I were to do it again, I might roast it first. I used fully cooked sausage. That is a good point to make. If you do not use fully cooked sausage you might fry tha up with the onion. I bet cilantro would be good with chicken.

    I used cilantro instead of parsley & it was fantastic. Made it for the first time. My granddaughter & her family was here for dinner. I used a casserole dish & baked it in the oven. A fantastic meal for the best company!

      Yes be careful with the amount when using cilantro.

Making this tonight for a bunch of friends. Can’t wait to try it

    That’s really convenient.

Great recipe

How would leftovers do (if reheated in the oven, not the microwave)?

    This will reheat well in the oven!

This is a fabulous idea…I am giving up steaks and serving this instead for Father’s Day tomorrow. I love grilling, but I really appreciate your method for baking in the oven, as it will be 93 degrees here and I am not into ‘melting’ while the family is inside staying cool!
I also appreciate your feedback/comments, keep up the great work!

I’ve got a friend coming over for dinner on Monday and have bought all the ingredients EXCEPT the Andouille sausage because it’s a bit spicy for us. I do have, however, a nice loop of Kielbasa. I’m going to give that a shot! I also think I’ll leave out any additional salt because the Old Bay has some and, of course, the Kielbasa is plenty salty.

Thoughts or suggestions? Umm, mouth is already watering!!! 🙂

the nutritional value of it is….its dang Good

OMG this was fabulous! So good. A little time consuming but well worth it. It was as another reviewer said a bit difficult to eat the corn as it was so hot. This was so good with the brown butter it made it over the top. I can’t wait for the leftovers. Thank you for this recipe. It will now become one of our recipes in the family recipe book. Yes, that good.

We made this tonight!! I wish I could post a picture because it was absolutely amazing! And SO easy!!

    Hi Christy! Thanks for the feedback! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!

Very good recipe. Both my husband I totally loved it. Had a really hard time though with the corn, so we just cut it off the cob while eating it. I baked it in a casserole dish, the top started drying out, so you will need to stir it while it is baking.

This is a very tasty, I cooked them in the oven. The only thing I would change is to brown the sausage and use Large shrimp. Thanks for posting the recipe

Very eager to try this! Just a question: Do you boil the corn and the potatoes TOGETHER in the same pot at the beginning?

    Hi Beth! Yes, boil the corn and potatoes in the same pot. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

Made these today, with some personal twists of course

Some were exactly as written
Some had scallops instead of shrimp
Some (mine) had scallops, shrimp, white onion and a 3×3 piece of fresh cod

They are sitting in their juices right now, cooking in an hour.

Delicious.. Made this today and my daughter loved it. I will definitely make this again. Thanks Tiffany.

    You’re so welcome! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

Cooked it and it was great. My family loved it. All I forgot was lemon. everyone had two helpings

    I’m so happy to hear your family enjoyed this!

This recipe was so easy and so good. Thank you for sharing

    So glad you enjoyed it!

GREAT!! Everyone loved them

I just made this for fathers day right now still baking in my oven, it smells delicious, I used hillshire smoke sausage, but next time I want to try Portuguese Sauge living in Hawaii we love our Portuguese sausage. Thank you so much for the recipe ❤️It

I have tried different recipes this one Great.

Had my girls help me peel and de-vain the shrimp, husk the corn and cut the sausage. Was a great Fathers Day and this recipe was just perfect. Everyone loved it and I enjoy cooking for my family.

    I’m so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed this recipe! 🙂

Made these for Fathers Day on the grill. Quadrupled the recipe and added crab legs as a BONUS. They came out perfectly yummy! This is our new, everyone wants me to make, all the time recipe! So, so good! Thank you.

    I’m so glad to hear that this recipe was a hit! Thanks for the feedback!

    How much crab did you add? Shelled? Did you cook it longer?

    Oh that’s a great idea!!

I just made this tonight and my family loved it. I baked it because of the thunderstorms. Next time I’m going to grill it. I used kielbasa because I had it on hand. It was delicious but I’m going to try the original recipe on the grill. Thank you Tiffany.

Amazing ive made this twice and my boys love it

Going to try this recipe for guests this week, one of whom is dairy free. Would this work using earth balance as a substitute for butter? Has anyone tried it using oil as a substitute and if so, using what amt. of oil?

My husband doesn’t like anything. I’m going to be brave and make this tonight because he actually does eat shrimp. He doesn’t like any kind of seasoning, but I’m gonna put it in anyway and see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed. I will let you know it is received.

    I’m excited to hear how he liked it!

      Only used a third of the seasoning because I was afraid it would be too spicy for him. He loved it! Next time I’ll be braver put almost all the seasoning in. Very cool! It was a lot of work for a non-cook like me, but if he likes it it might be worth it.

This will become a regular meal at our house, the only thing I will do is change the cook time on the shrimp. I used 14 count and usually cook shrimp for 8 minutes. That is what I will do again.

I will season everything together, pull out the shrimp and add 8 minutes before the packet is done.

Thanks for a great recipe.

Just finished making it, will be having it for dinner tonight. I didn’t use sausage, because I don’t eat meat. I put, shrimp, potatoes, zucchini, red peppers and onions in the packs. Followed the recipe exactly for the sauce, can’t wait. I know it will be delicious. Will leave a review after dinner.

Msde this for our Fathers Day gathering
For 12.It wss a big

I think I will microwave the corn and potatoes to avoid heating up the kitchen instead of boiling water!
Can’t wait to try it!

Just copied all 3 of the links for your foil packet recipes to my memos. Looks like shrimp boil for tonight. Will do the 2 different chicken recipes over the next couple of weeks. Can’t wait to eat them all.

Delicious recipe! I made this yesterday as a “trial run” (something I usually do before serving a recipe to family and friends) and it turned out great! Very flavorful and filling, and relatively easy to prep. I am wondering – is there a reason for cutting the ears of corn lengthwise after cutting them into thirds? I think it might be easier to eat if it’s not cut lengthwise. Anyway – minor detail. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Is this the actual dinner or is it served with a side dish? Rice? Salad?

    It can be served however you’d like! Rice or a salad could be added, but it is not needed. 🙂

This was awesome, love ❤️ country boil!

I made this tonight and WOW. It was wonderful! Parboiled the potatoes and corn (just cut in thirds) and let them cool. Cleaned my shrimp and rinsed in a lemon water, and patted them dry. Mixed in my sausage and added in the Low Sodium Old Bay with the Garlic and put it in the fridge while the potatoes cooled. When I was ready to put them all together, I added in the butter and mixed up the potatoes and corn with the shrimp. It was WONDERFUL! Definitely a bit of work because of the parboiling but I will make it again. Very flavorful

Which rack height do you use????

    Middle. 🙂

Delicious! My husband and son enjoyed and complimented me on the meal.

This is the 2nd time this month I have made this dish except I tweeked it a little, instead of on the grill I put all the ingredients in my heavy enamel cooking pot and did it in the oven, also I used 4 ears of corn (they were small) instead of 2, I topped off the whole thing with a package of frozen mussels (thawed). This is one great meal, and plenty of left overs for the next day, thanks so much for sharing!

I’m always trying to think of uniques things we can do on those rare occasions when we can get the whole family together. This worked great. I set out all the ingredients, aluminum foil, left the melted butter for them to add themselves according to their liking and then they carried it off to the person in charge of the grill. Perfect day!

This was delicious and easy (what a combo)! We switched out kielbasa for andouille because that’s what we had and prefer. Other than that we followed the directions exactly and everything was perfectly done in the time specified. We will definitely make it again –will make a few tiny changes, we’ll cut the corn into rounds we found half rounds awkward, will cut back just a little on the Bay Seasoning and will add a few more potato pieces. This is YUMMY and quick and FUN!

I’m not in the least ashamed to say I’m drooling here. This is on my menu for Saturday night. Thanks for posting!

Could I use fresh fish? Would I just add it raw like the shrimp? Want to fix it tomorrow night!!!

Loved this so tasty my family liked it very much my husband does not like new things and he raved about this meal thank you

Made this last night, what fun and tasty meal. Perfect outside on the patio with a cold beer.

Making this for the second time in one week. After the first try my husband went out and bought 4 pounds of shrimp so I can make it again and again! Tonight – trying it with asparagus thrown in!

    That’s great to hear! This is definitely a recipe to make again and again! So glad you enjoyed it!

This was fantastic! My boyfriend ate until he couldn’t eat any more I followed the exact recipe but cooked it in a covered casserole dish. 400 for 12 minutes and it was perfect! Thank you so much for this awesome addition to my recipe box!

OMG This is so good will definitely make this again

What is the calorie count on these meals?

    I don’t have the nutritional info on hand for this recipe, but MyFitnessPal has an awesome tool that calculates all that out for you! Here’s the link: It’s free and all you do it copy and paste the recipe URL into the Recipe Importer and it will tell you everything you need to know! 🙂

These are amazing! I followed the recipe as written. I wasn’t sure if the shrimp should be frozen or not but I left them frozen since they were medium size and I read that other people’s medium sized shrimp ended up overcooked. I’ve never had such great corn on the cob before, it was all so good. I doubled the recipe because I overbought and so I had 8 packets, and we had the leftovers for lunch the next day. It warms up very good. Thanks for a great recipe!

Made this tonight. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Followed the recipe exactly except for one necessary substitution.
I didn’t have Andouille so I subbed Chorizo. So what they’re both spicy, I just microwaved the Chorizo a few seconds to make it firm enough to cut up.
One suggestion would be instead of four 12″x12″ foil squares, roll off four 12″x24″ rectangles.
Divide the food putting it on one half and folding the other over and sealing it. 12″ square was way too small to wrap around the portions. I did follow the measurements exactly right down to weighing the potatoes.
Hubby says “don’t lose this recipe”.

I made this last night as a surprise for my husband and he loved it! it was easy and the flavor was great! I added a little cayenne but it didn’t need it 🙂

Oh my goodness! This was the best boil we have had (and we live in Texas)! No purging of crawfish! And where has brown butter been all my life!

This shrimp foil pack looks so delicious, I’m going to have to try making it. Can you use pre cooked shrimp?

Very much liked it. Next time I would not cook the potatoes as long – maybe try 6 minutes. They were mushy at 10 minutes. Love the flavor of Old Bay but this was a bit salty. Definitely does not need extra salt. Would try the “homemade” version of Old Bay next time to cut back on salt a bit. Even with these 2 issues, it was still a hit at dinner.

This was awesome. I made the spice mix as well. Husband loved it and said this recipe is a keeper. Made it on the grill, might add some scallops next time. Thanks for the great idea

These were fantastic! I made them for my significant other, his 15 year old son, and myself and we were all full after just one each. His son said that he wanted another one but he wouldn’t have been able to finish it. I also left out the sausage and added a half pound more of shrimp, one more ear of corn, and a couple extra potatoes to fill the place of the sausage. It made one extra pack but that’s ok with us. I love that these look really impressive but are so simple to throw together! Thank you for sharing!

We made these while camping, and the flavour was out of this world! So amazing, we will definitely make again! We finished grilling them over the open fire, and they were absolute perfection in a foil packet. Thank you!

Hey! I just made these for dinner tonight. THEY WERE AWESOME! Our family just got back a few weeks ago from a trip to Seattle- and while there we ate at one of our favorite places- The Crab Pot. Now- we don’t have to travel across the state to enjoy this YUMMY treat. I didn’t brown the butter- but maybe I will next time. My husband gave 2 thumbs up- and it’s going in my recipe binder.


Awesome, easy and delicious!!! A family fave!!

This is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. We named it “Lowcountry Boil” since we are in South Carolina. 🌴☺️ I made it tonight for my hubby and two teenage boys. Their friends thought it smelled so good while cooking…they asked if they could stay for dinner. We all enjoyed it immensely!

Sounds delish! Plan to do this on Friday, can I do it in the oven instead of the grill?

This looks delicious! I am doing Weight Watchers so I was wondering if the sausage could be substituted for turkey sausage. Also could spray butter be used instead of all of the melted butter?

    Turkey sausage works great! Also spray butter would probably work fine! 🙂

    I was wondering if that BE BETTER to use pam as well you should be OK with turkey sausages AND I’m always looking for something try I’m on a low fat DIEt be bout a year now

Can the packets be made up ahead of time & kept in the fridge before grilling? I’d like to make these for a dinner party and it would be great to have everything prepped before guests arrived. Thanks!

    Yes you can definitely make these ahead of time!

I made this recipe and it was a big hit with my family. I used smoked turkey sausage instead and it was still good!!

Do you use heavy duty foil? I’m wondering if the heat from grill and/ or oven will penetrate enough through heavy duty.

    I have used both heavy duty and regular strength. 🙂

I just made this but without the sausage…..I’m not very creative when it comes to food….this was so good…I did have a bit of trouble trying to cut the corn but only got into 3 pieces but I boiled it just a little longer…..oh my gosh delicious… I have 3 more to eat for the next few days…..yummy and filling

Has anyone tried subbing tofu for the sausage?


question: instruction to “turn” packet on grill halfway through cooking…do you mean flip over? Won’t all the juices leak out of foil?

comment: I am flabbergasted by people who call this recipe time consuming or complicated. It could not possibly be easier: boil a couple ingredients, throw all in a sack and cook? Have not tried it yet but I am drawn to this recipe for its ease and awesome reviews. Can’t wait to make it. Thank you for sharing!

Followed all the directions and my packs came out way too salty. Next time I will probably reduce the old bay to 2 tablespoons or even 1.5.

Made this for dinner tonight, it was fantastic!! Didn’t precook the corn, only the potatoes and it was perfect. Will try the other packet meals this week!!

I made this last week, and grandchildren are already asking for it again. It is truly a keeper, and cleanup is so simple. Am going to try your chicken in foil recipe next. Thanks for great recipes.

We did this camping in a dutch oven with aluminum liner. We used Keilbasa sausage because we couldn’t find andoulie but it turned out excellent. Thanks for the recipe.

Love this recipe. The first time I made it the corn ended up overdone from boiling before grilling, so now I skip boiling it with the potatoes.

I made this last night for my family… they loved it!!!! This is now a family favorite 🙂

I made this tonight and it was easy and amazing. Did it in the oven. My husband doesn’t like old bay so I did his simply with butter, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper. I added Old Bay to mine because I love it. I used Zaycon Fresh Wild Argentine shrimp which is always delicious . Go for this recipe folks. It’s a winner.

My Daughter and I made this Saturday on a camping trip… delicious….we will definitely be doing it again. We added sweet onion, red sweet pepper and mushrooms, and substituted dill for the parsley and “Taste of ‘Ome” seafood seasoning (from New Foundland), and used smoked Cheddar sausage…..and next time will try the brown butter. Guess ours was Canadian style country boil.

Going to make this for a crowd. I’m planning to put in 4 inch deep foil pan and bake. Should I cover the pan with foil before I bake it? For the parboiling, do you boil the water first then add veggies or put water and veggie in pan and them after it boils, start the timer?

I’ve made this multiple times now and my husband LOVES it… if I ask what he wants for dinner when I’m meal planning, he requests this. Super easy and delicious!

Made this today for supper and it was great. My husband and mother loved it. Would not change a thing. I did not grill it because it was too hot outside, so I baked it in the oven. If it this good baked in the oven can’t wait to taste it grilled. Thanks for the recipe, we will have this as often as we can.

Made this recipe twice now. Followed recipe exactly. First time for just hubby and myself. Second time with guests. It was so good!!! Guests even asked for recipe. Thumbs up for sure! Thank you for sharing your recipe! 😘

This is my husband’s new favorite summer dish. We did make one change that makes it much easier…I cook the corn before cutting it up. Even better, this is a great recipe for using leftover corn on the cob and red potatoes.

Hi Tiffany
This is the bedt thing since sliced bread!
I used the corn handlers for ease of handling the corn because ut was really hot to touch. Everything else was on point.
Thank you soooo much for this recipe. I will use it again!

Shrimp & Sausage with chicken and or meat stock…Just stick to seafoid without the meat.

Made these tonight for a teen who only likes “small and fried shrimp”. She complained about the lack of tarter sauce as I poured some browned butter over her plate of large butterflied shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. As we ate, she didn’t offer any verbal compliments (in true teen fashion), yet she ate every single morsel–shrimp and all which is the best compliment a mom can get. We will definitely make these again.

These were delicious! My husband and I both really liked this recipe. I used kielbasa instead of andouille sausage. I made the homemade bay seasoning and didn’t add any salt. I cut the recipe in half but I left the butter/seasoning mix the original amount because when I melted down the 1.5 tbsp of butter it looked like nothing. I would definitely cut those in half if I cut the recipe in half next time cuz it was a lot of seasoning. But great flavor. We didn’t need to serve it with any extra butter or anything.

My boyfriend and I made this last night. It tasted as delicious as it looks!
Thank you for the recipe and video.

We attend a shrimp boil every year at our marina and I always look forward to it because it’s soooo tasty, and not something I ever get any other time of the year…. Until now! I made it last night for just me while my hubby is out of town, just in case it wasn’t great. It was REALLY good! I followed the directions almost to the tee except I had to cut up a regular russet potato because our store didn’t have the tiny potatoes. I also didn’t make the dipping butter, but it really didn’t need that at all. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I am most definitely going to make it again, only this time I’ll share 🙂

Should I use heavy duty foil? I’m trying this tomorrow. Can’t wait!!

I made this tonight, It was so awesome and Yummy, my family loved it!

    I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for your feedback!

I have to say that this is so easy and one of the best recipes I’ve seen with shrimps. The taste is amazingly delicious, I recommend this to everyone who wants to impress family, friends or your loved one 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

We are planning to make these over a camping trip this weekend. We will be cooking them over a bed of coals from an open fire. I’m super excited.

Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Tried this recipe tonight and it was delicious! Only difference was I used regular smoked sausage instead if andouille since I don’t like it too hot. I will def be making this again! Thanks for the recipe! 😀

Is it possible to use the precooked frozen shrimp?

    Yes you could, just be careful not to overcook it. 🙂

Hi! I made these foil packs the other the and they were so flavorful and good! Thanks for the recipe:)

This was amazing…. I made this last night, and I can already go for more!!! 😁 thanks for the recipe…. definitely will make this again…..

love the cooking

I can not find andouille sausage anywhere! Went to 3 grocery stores, they only have the chicken andouille sausage. I finally asked the meat counter guy who told me I have to go to “a real butcher shop”, I have no idea of where one is so I got a high quality smoked sausage. I’m making it tonight for my husband’s 50 birthday. Fingers crossed!

I like to cook my shrimp to rare. Gives it a real good seafood taste

This was Very good. However it was too salty for our taste. Mext time we try this, i think wel cut the Old Bay in half.
Thank you for This recipe!

love the dishes in the crock pot. Like keeping it simple.

I think om going to love the the recipe my granddaughter gave to me

I enjoy your recipes. I really wish You woUld use black font when sHaring recipe. They are so haRd to read.

I am currently waiting for hubby to come home so we can dig in! i made this recipe a few months back and am often Daydreaming about it!! sooo delicious!

i just made this for my family seafood night, they were so yummy. My 9 yr old was like mommy this is awesome, you got to make this again. My husband said baby that was so good, yes you have to make it again…lol. Thanks for the recipe, I messed with it a little bit, added my lil spin to it. it was very easy and quick. My go to for now on!

Can i take the corn off the cob prior to cooking? Looking to make it more kid friendly for adventurous taste buds, but poor abilities eating corn on the cob. Thanks.

    Hi Evelyn – yes you could definitely take the corn off the cob prior to or after cooking.

The shrimp n sausages n pota in the foil was amazing

Absolutely delicious!!!

This was so delicious! Ive never cooked with old bay before but i will be from now on! Thanks for the recipe.

I have been enjoying a dish very much like this one for many years. I beleave Littleblackdomicile knows the one I am talking about. On one of our vacations t Charleston SC. One of my Dads brothers brought this recipe over To grandma house. At this timewe only knew it as Frogmoore Stew. It Was only made with seafood boil and had only Shrimp,kabassa (polish sausAE),and cron on the cabb. It was just boilEd noW you can get it in Alot of the local seafood restaurants. Its now know as Low Land boil,and they have added potatoes. I am very excited about trying this one it looks like less prep and cooking time, which meAns I can enjoy this more ofTen.

This looks soooo delicious and easy. I will be making this for dinner today FOR hubby and myself.HAVE everything but the corn. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing!

Did these today on my day off – hubby and i enjoyed it thoroughly! Skipped the old bay and just used some zatarain’s seasoning and it wasn’t overly spicy or salty. will definitely do again, as it was very easy.

I cater alot of events and MADE this shrimp boil with a twist of my own and they went wild for it….so thank you so much for advertising the recipe so good.

Cant wait to try the shrimp boil tonight

Love these

Can i make this all ahead of time? I mean weapped in foil then later that day put it on bbq or oven?

    Hi Nancy – that should work out great – it might even be better to let the flavors marinate prior to cooking!

Very easy to make and it was delicious:-)

After making this dish, i recommend making the sauce after cooking the vegetables & mixing with the meats then pouring the sauce over everything while the sauce is still in a liquid state.

If I have frozen corn do I just boil the corn beforehand?

    Hi Ashlee – yes, you could boil it beforehand or put it in the microwave just long enough to defrost.

Where do you find broWn butter

    HI Michael – To make brown butter you melt butter in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Once melted, continue to stir gently over medium heat for 3-4 minutes longer until color changes from pale yellow to a golden amber (but be careful not to burn it). The recipe instructions also have this information. Hope this helps!

Hey this loo good 😊 i will try this.

This sounds really good, however, i do not like really spicey food and my husband does. If i split it, what seasoning could you recomend for mine? Lowries all seasoning maybe?

    Hi Cookie – all seasoning would be a great option, or some other great choices could be Parsley, tarragon dill and chervil, or pretty much any other spice you like!

These are beyond delicious!! So simple and so good. I did this in the oven, and it was sheer perfrction!

Hey tiffany….! I also read your post and this is one of my favorite recipes till now. I love shrimp also and this looks sooo good & delicious, I will definitely try to making this in upcoming weekend. Thanks for sharing………..!

This looks amazing. I can hardly wait to try it!

The seafood Foil packets are great. How would you reHeat a packet. Help!

    Hi Sharon – the best way would be to put the foil pack right back in the oven until warm, or if you’re looking for a quick re-heat, you could use a microwave – just make sure to remove the foil and use a microwave safe dish.

Can I broil the packets

    Because a broil temperature is so high, the packets will cook much faster so keep a close eye on them!

I love recipes with shrimp, and this one looks great!

Can I use olive oil instead of butter

    Yes, you can. However, I HIGHLY recommend going with butter for flavor purposes.

So good, my husband thought this was wondweful

    Happy to hear that! This is one of my most favorite and most popular recipes!

Delicious !!!!
Im always looking for something new to cook….
Thank husband loves it.

    Husband approved! You can’t beat that! 😉

Shrimp boil foil packets

Cold i use frozen corn on the cob?

    They should be thawed first otherwise they’ll take too long to cook!

I made this Dish once and now its a family favorite!!! Delicious!!! I would recommend anyone reading this tO try it. you wont be disappointed.

How would you cook the grilled herbed chicken & potatoes in the oven?

    I would cook them at 400 degrees, for about 20-25 minutes, still wrapped in foil.

Made this tonight as my “first meal in our new big green egg” and let me say this was EGGCELLENT! 🙂 Thanks!

    This comment sounds and made me feel so happy! I am so happy to hear your first was wonderful! 🙂

i hardly ever make anything without onions is there a reason jut asking thanks

    Hi Greg- I personally don’t feel like this recipe needs the flavor of onions! Give it a try and see what you think! 😉