Tin Foil Shrimp Boil

The best part about these is that you can make them ahead and have them ready to go once your guests arrive.
By Dianna Muscari

Tin Foil Shrimp Boil

I recently made these in the oven at home {I know it’s hot, but that’s what air conditioning is for folks!}, but you could definitely throw them on the grill just as easily for an outdoor party.

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The best part about these is that you can make them ahead and have them ready to go once your guests arrive.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 small pieces of corn, either fresh or frozen*
  • 4 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 pre-cooked all natural chicken sausage links, cut into chunks {I use Casual Gourmet brand}
  • 32 pieces of uncooked shrimp {peeled if you'd like, but isn't necessary}
  • Olive Oil
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ cup white wine {divided} - or beer, or chicken broth as alternative
  • Lemon Wedges for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the center of a 12x17 inch piece of foil, place corn, potatoes, sausage pieces, and shrimp.
  3. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning.
  4. Fold the foil over the contents, then repeat on the other side, lifting and sealing one of the sides tightly. Leave the other side unsealed and pour about 1 tablespoon of white wine into the packet. Seal tightly and place on a sheet pan. Repeat with the other 3 packets.
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Carefully {the steam will be hot!} unfold one packet to check potatoes for doneness.
  6. Serve in packets with a lemon wedge.
Notes
*I cooked the frozen corn beforehand by boiling until tender.
15 Comments
  1. I never cook with tin foil it my cause Alzheimer’s its form the chemicals form the foil. So yuck I will never use it

    1. Hi Tim,

      I wasn’t aware of tin foil causing health complications. I will most definitely have to look into that. As an alternative, you can make this recipe by using natural parchment paper, or cooking it in a dish or vessel covered by whatever you normally use when you cook. I hope the fact that I used foil will not deter you from making the recipe with a different method, it’s very tasty! Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Delicious Dianna, thanks for sharing this recipe, I did it for my kid and he was very happy, nothing can be compared with the smile from your children face after eating all from the plate

  3. Hi! I love this twist in a Low Country Boil. I am from Louisiana and have made this (adding crawfish and crab) most if my life. I always hate the mess and clean up afterward (we use an outdoor propane stove). My family begs for it but the time it takes was prohibitive.
    I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before. I wrapped them in individual servings. Thank you so much for this idea.

  4. Just made this!! It’s amazing!! I just had a hard time getting the potatoes soft. I also used beer instead of wine, but I’d totally make it again… I’ll just cook it longer! The potatoes felt soft until I ate them.

  5. I loved this idea, 1st time I ever had it was with a family in Flordia. So did it tonight. Only problem I had was potatoes not cooking. But thank you do much for sharing love it.

    1. Good thing I’m from Florida! There are no rules about using Old Bay here. :) Would you mind sharing what type of seasoning is used in a proper Louisiana shrimp boil so that other readers (and I) may give it a try? Thanks for your feedback and for stopping by!

  6. Made it. It is like the low country boil I make but I like the individual packets. I have added lobster and/or crablegs to the packet and Goody goody. I serve it with a salad and garlic bread. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. We are visiting Destin right now but I’ve wanted to try this recipe for over a year so the family and I hit Destin Ice & Seafood and got sea scallops, gulf shrimp, then Andouille sausage made up packets with everything else and threw it on the grill…it was better than I expected!!! So amazing…thank you for sharing!!

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