Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs

These easy Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs are loaded with shrimp, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and tasty spices. Made on the BBQ or oven, cleanup is a breeze! 

shrimp and vegetables in foil on a sheet

Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs

What does one do when they are grilling more often, and have bags of frozen jumbo shrimp on hand? That was how this delicious recipe came to be. Well, heat the BBQ folks, because this is one seafood recipe you’ll want to make all summer long!

spiced shrimp and vegetables in a foil package

Up until recently, the only BBQ foil wrapped cooking I’d done was sliced potatoes and grilled corn on the cob. This year my grilling game is strong, so I’m getting more comfortable making different meals on the BBQ, and with success. Just a little pat on my back, thank you very much.

This foil packed recipe is so good, and very easy to put together. Each happy bundle is packed with shrimp, summer vegetables and a blend of tasty spices.

The best part is that it’s a complete meal in one easy dinner shrimp packet, and with such an easy clean-up.

As a bonus, you can totally make this in the oven and as a campfire foil pack too. It’s started quite the love for foil packet recipes for me. It’s a healthy meal with big flavor that the whole family loved.

I have a recipe for Chicken Fajitas Foil Packets in my foil packet meals collection.

shrimp and vegetables in foil packages

How to Make Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs

Here is the recipe to make grilled shrimp foil packs that has the most flavorful shrimp ever. The full detailed instructions for this foil recipe are below on the printable recipe card.

BBQ Shrimp Foil Packet Ingredients

  • Large Shrimp
  • Zucchini
  • Bell Pepper
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Garlic or garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon Wedges for lemon juice
  • ** You’ll also need pieces of foil cut from aluminum foil, and cooking spray
shrimp and vegetables with lemon in a foil package

How to Grill Foil Pack Shrimp:

  • First you’ll want to preheat the grill to 400 degrees. I have a gas grill yet you can also cook on a charcoal grill)
  • Chop the zucchini and bell peppers, and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Place the vegetables in a large bowl with the uncooked fresh shrimp
  • In a small bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, and spices. If you prefer really spicy, add some red pepper flakes.
  • Mix the two bowls together and toss to coat.
  • Spray the inside of foil sheets with cooking spray and divide mixture evenly. I was able to make 2 packs, and each are enough for two people.
  • Seal the foil edges (I suggest doubling up the foil layer) and place packets on a preheated grill. Grill each side for about 14-18 minutes, turning once mid-way.
  • Serve hot from the grill with a lemon slice or spritz with lemon zest (or fresh lime juice from a wedge), it’s so good squeeze on the cooked dish.
shrimp and summer vegetables in a foil package

Can I Bake Shrimp Foil Packets in the Oven Instead?

Yes, you absolutely can! To bake this easy grilled shrimp recipe, do so for the same amount of time and the same temperature as you would the BBQ. So, 400 degrees for 14-18 minutes.

You can slow cook these grill foil packets over a campfire too. Make sure the fire is hot enough and the cook time should be similar to BBQ and oven cooking.

shrimp and vegetables on foil on the table

Tips for the Best Shrimp Foil Packets

  • You really don’t want the foil to break open when turning, so make sure to double up and not have just one layer.
  • Customize this recipe with other favourite summer vegetables, such as small even sections of corn on the cob. You can also omit one veggie and add extra peppers if you want.
  • I used fresh garlic in the jar, as I need to use it up. Yet you can also crush your own if you wish. Fresh or jarred gives best results, yet you can use powdered if necessary.
  • I used tail off thawed uncooked jumbo shrimp for my recipe. You can leave the tails on if you want, it does give a bit more flavour to the recipe, but also more work when eating it.
  • If you have frozen shrimp, the best way to unthaw is to place them all in a colander and run cold water over the shrimp to unthaw quickly. This should only take a few minutes.
  • As you can see, I didn’t add salt in the spices. I find our shrimp to be salty, so adding more would be too much. Yet if you know that your shrimp isn’t salty, go ahead and add about a 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt to the spices.
  • If you want more of a spicy grilled shrimp recipe, add some cajun seasoning or cajun spices.
  • SERVE WITH: We enjoyed this all on it’s own and it was filling and satisfying. Yet feel free to add some potato slices to the packets or serve with a side of rice. YUM!
  • MAKE AHEAD: Prepare these packets ahead of time and store in the fridge hours to overnight, for an easy make ahead meal.
  • LEFTOVERS: Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove before eating. Turn this recipe into shrimp tacos if you have tortillas and leftovers.

How to grill shrimp without skewers

To cook raw shrimp on the outdoor grill without skewers, use a foil pouch like I did in my recipe. Alternatively, you can also place shrimp on a baking sheet directly on my grill grates. This will prevent the shrimp from falling through the grill grates.

You can also place shrimp in a barbecue friendly skillet with a little bit of olive oil for another cooking method. Just cook over medium-high heat until they turn a nice pink color.

Shrimp cooks really quickly, so keep an eye on it. You’ll spend more time getting the shrimp onto skewers than you would cooking them, whether you are making shrimp kabobs using wooden skewers or metal skewers.

For another BBQ favourite, try this Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Chicken!

shrimp and vegetables in a grilled foil pack and on a fork

More Shrimp Recipes that are Easy Recipes:


bbq shrimp and vegetable foil packages for cooking
spiced shrimp and vegetables in a foil package

Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

These easy GRILLED SHRIMP FOIL PACKS are loaded with shrimp, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and tasty spices. Made on the BBQ or oven, cleanup is a breeze!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw Jumbo Shrimp, thawed and deveined
  • 1/2 Zucchini, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat the BBQ or oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry the thawed jumbo shrimp. See notes on tails.
  3. Chop the zucchini and bell pepper, and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Add all into a large bowl with the raw shrimp
  4. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, paprika, oregano and pepper
  5. Toss the marinade into the bowl with the shrimp and vegetables, and toss to coat. Set aside
  6. Tear off a sheet of tin foil, and another the same size. Place on top of each other and spray the top layer with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Repeat again for a second pouch.
  8. Divide the mixture between the two foil sets. Fold the foil over, and wrap sides shut to form a pouch. Ensure all edges are sealed well.
  9. Grill or bake the foil packets for 7-9 minutes, then flip packet and cook for another 7-9 minutes.
  10. Serve hot, with a wedge of lemon. It's so good squeezed on top of the cooked meal.

Notes

  • Customize this recipe with other favourite summer vegetables, such as small even sections of corn on the cob. You can also omit one veggie and add extra peppers if you want.
  • I used tail off thawed uncooked jumbo shrimp for my recipe. You can leave the tails on if you want, it does give a bit more flavour to the recipe, but also more work is involved when eating it.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1079mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g

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  1. I made this recipe and it was a a hit with my husband he said it was good and filling, he really enjoyed it.

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