I really enjoy cooking. I like the artistic part of it. Selecting a menu with foods that my family will enjoy, all the while balancing complimentary flavors and colors. It’s my daily challenge. But sometimes life is busy and I just want a simple, quick meal. And if I can find one without sacrificing quality and taste, even better! And these shrimp foil packets are a great answer to that.

I’ve made this half a dozen times now and it’s always a crowd pleaser. My kids absolutely love it. I usually pair it with a side of rice (beans and rice pictured here) to round out the meal and a side salad to get that green color pop.

The seasoning mix is light on the cayenne pepper, so if you want a little more pep, add more pepper to crank up the volume.

If you don’t want to heat up your house with the oven on a summer day, these would also be great for the grill. While you’re at it, grill up some asparagus as a nice colorful side.

*cooking note: Baking times vary. If your ingredients are densely packed, it’ll take longer. When I make this, it takes 30 minutes for the potatoes to be fork tender and the shrimp to be cooked through.

SHRIMP FOIL PACKETS

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 package Andouille sausage thinly sliced
  • 2 ears corn on the cob cut into 4 pieces each
  • 1 lb little red potatoes cut into 1 inch-ish pieces
  • Seasoning Mix
  • Paprika 2tsp
  • Garlic powder ¾ tsp
  • Onion powder ¾ tsp
  • Thyme ¼ tsp
  • Cayenne pepper ¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Cut four pieces of aluminum foil into approximately 16 inch lengths.
  3. Lightly oil each piece of foil.
  4. Evenly divide the ingredients between the four pieces of foil.
  5. Mix the seasonings together thoroughly in a small bowl and sprinkler one teaspoon over each packet.
  6. Close each foil packet and bake at 425 degrees between 15-30 minutes.
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