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Grilled Shrimp Foil Packet recipe is a mess free and flavor packed dinner idea. The shrimp has the perfect blend of seasoning and takes only minutes to cook.

Grilled shrimp foil packet beside a lemon.
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In less than 10 minutes, I can get dinner on the table. I am pretty sure that is faster than take out and definitely tastes better. This is easy seafood recipe and it is one of our favorites.

The delicious lemon garlic flavor is taste amazing on the shrimp. Not to mention clean up is simple as tossing the foil. If you love shrimp, also try our Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe, Panko Shrimp or Instant Pot Shrimp Boil.

Why This Recipe Works

I love making foil pack recipes because they become an easy weeknight dinner. It makes cleanup a breeze and you easily add smoked sausage, andouille sausages and vegetables for a delicious addition.

These foil packs are made with simple ingredients and can easily be cooked in the oven or on the grill. You may also love this Steak and Potato Foil Packs.

Ingredients

Ingredients for shrimp packet recipe - shrimp, parsley, butter, lemon, garlic
  • Shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Butter, diced into small pieces
  • Lemon, juiced
  • Minced Garlic . You can also use garlic powder.

Supplies:

  • Aluminum Foil. Heavy duty foil is best when grilling. It is sturdy and helps to prevent spills. If you are using regular foil, I suggest doubling it.

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Variation ideas

  • Seasoning. This is a quick and easy to change the flavor of raw shrimp. Some ideas include: Cajun spices, black pepper, red pepper flakes, only Garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese and taco seasoning with lime. It is optional but you can marinate using a large bowl. You may even like this Grilled Shrimp Marinade.
  • Veggies. Dice your favorite vegetables and put inside the foil pack with the shrimp and melted butter or olive oil. This will make for a complete meal. Try using cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini or onion.
  • Shrimp boil. Add corn and potatoes with Cajun seasoning to make an easy shrimp boil foil packet. We like Old Bay seasoning. The Cajun shrimp is delicious with red potatoes, corn on the cob and lemon wedges.
  • Alfredo. Make your favorite alfredo sauce to serve over fettuccine. Top with grilled shrimp for an amazing meal in minutes.
  • Shrimp Bowls. Create a bowl with your favorite salad greens, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and shrimp.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Preheat the grill. It needs to preheat to 400 degrees F.  
  • Lay the foil sheets out. Place the shrimp in a large piece of foil.  Top with the parsley, butter, lemon juice and garlic.  
  • Seal the edges of the packet. Roll the foil into a foil packet so the ingredients stay in place. You don’t want any of the delicious ingredients falling into the grill.
  • Put the packets on the grill. Place the foil packet on the grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through and pink. 
  • Open and enjoy. Carefully open the foil packet, remove shrimp and enjoy! 

Recipe Tips

  • Type of Shrimp – Large shrimp work the best in this recipe that have been peeled and deveined. I don’t recommend small shrimp because it is too easy to overcook them.
  • Fresh Shrimp – We prefer fresh but you can use frozen shrimp. Just make sure to allow it to thaw before grilling. The fastest way to thaw is to place the shrimp in a colander and let cold water run over them.
  • Cooking Shrimp – Do not overcook the shrimp or it will be tough and lose flavor.
  • Foil – Double the foil or use heavy duty foil to prevent it from breaking on the grill. It makes it more sturdy to handle.
Grilled shrimp foil packet beside a lemon.

Serving Suggestions

This is such an easy recipe so make sure to keep the side dishes quick and simple as well. Your family can enjoy a delicious dinner without a ton of time or work.

See Side Dishes for Shrimp for more ideas.

How to Cook Shrimp Foil Packets in the Oven

Sometimes the weather is not suitable for grilling so you might want to bake these foil packets instead. Simply prepare them as normal.

Then place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 14 minutes.

This method is fast and easy for another option. We love to grill but there are some days it just isn’t possible. Give this baking option a try on those days.

You will love the shrimp and it still has tons of flavor.

Grilled shrimp foil packet beside a lemon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make these in advance?

Make the foil packets the night before and place in the fridge. They will be ready to go on the grill the next day for an easy dinner.
This is a great way to meal prep and makes it so easy on busy weeknights. You can toss on the grill and you are set

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftover shrimp inside an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator up to 3 days.  See Leftover Shrimp Recipes.

How Long to Grill Shrimp

It does not take long so be careful not to overcook the shrimp. In just about 8 to 10 minutes on the grill using high heat, the shrimp should be ready.
The color should be pink on both sides. This easy meal is ready in less than 15 minute for the best dinner.

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Grilled Shrimp Foil Packet

5 from 7 votes
Grilled shrimp foil packet recipe is a mess free and flavor packed dinner idea. The shrimp has the perfect blend of seasoning and takes only minutes to cook.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 299

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp raw, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup Parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup Butter diced into small pieces
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic

Supplies

  • Aluminum Foil
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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the shrimp in a large piece of foil.  Top with the parsley, butter, lemon juice and garlic.
  • Make the foil into a foil packet.
  • Place the foil packet on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through and pink.
  • Carefully open the foil packet, remove shrimp and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover shrimp in the refrigerator for 3 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 299kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 17g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 204mg, Sodium 833mg, Potassium 261mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 2183IU, Vitamin C 35mg, Calcium 98mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    I would just add a minute or two of cooking time. Since they are so small, it won’t need much extra time to cook.

  2. Sean says:

    Any thoughts on frozen shrimp? Longer cooking time or not worth it?