This recipe is a twist on a classic shrimp boil dinner. New potatoes and ears of corn are cooked in boiling water on the stove and then placed in foil packets with the shrimp, sausage, and seasoning, where--in less than 15 minutes--everything steams to perfection and is ready for you and your family to enjoy.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




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Instructions Checklist
  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact. Rinse the shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Cook potatoes in a large covered saucepan in a small amount of boiling water for 6 minutes. Add corn; cook for 6 minutes more. Drain; set aside. Tear off four 24x18-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Fold each in half to make an 18x12-inch rectangle.

  • Divide the shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage among foil rectangles. Sprinkle with seasoning. For each packet, bring up two opposite edges of the foil and seal with a double fold. Fold remaining ends to completely enclose the food, allowing space for steam to build.

  • For a charcoal grill, grill foil packets on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until the shrimp turn opaque and the vegetables are tender, carefully opening packets to check doneness. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place the foil packets on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

  • Serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle with parsley.


Variation: Oven Method: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare as directed through Step 2. Bake the foil packets directly on the oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes or until the shrimp turn opaque and the vegetables are tender, carefully opening the packets to check doneness. Serve as directed in Step 4.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving
303 calories; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 28.2g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 3.2g; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 187.4mg; vitamin a iu 436.3IU; vitamin c 37.8mg; folate 40.5mcg; calcium 90mg; iron 4.3mg; magnesium 82.2mg; potassium 856.4mg; sodium 477.2mg.