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Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs

Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs


You’ll taste summer in every bite of this flavorful Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs recipe!  They’re so easy to make and make perfect addition to a weeknight dinner or your next summer cookout! 

A complete, nutritious meal with perfectly seasoned, juicy shrimp and fresh veggies all wrapped in one convenient packet provides all of your guests with their own individual serving, so no sharing is needed – so perfect for these COVID times!

The summer of 2020 has certainly been a different one. With many businesses still closed and classic summertime activities postponed, many of us are celebrating many summer days in our own backyards. Luckily, barbecues are still something we can all enjoy!

We have recently been spending some days around the grill with our immediate family members and a few close friends. While social distancing rules still apply, that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy a summer of swimming, eating and laughing together while being 6 feet apart!

Summertime Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp has always been one of my favorite things to toss on the grill. It cooks incredibly quickly and is easy to eat outside at a picnic table. I have made shrimp skewers, shrimp smoked on the grill and even shrimp burgers. However, my new favorite shrimp dish to make is definitely shrimp and veggie foil packets. It is the perfect meal to make for a summer cookout for so many reasons.

First, it is a complete meal, veggies and protein all wrapped in one convenient packet. That little foil packet also provides all of your guests with their own individual serving- no sharing needed (perfect for these COVID times!). This recipe can also be made ahead of time, stored in the fridge until you are ready to cook. And clean up? There is almost no clean up at all! Just toss the packets in the trash when you’re done and go back to enjoying the company of the people you love. Sounds pretty amazing, right? So how do you make such a great dish? Let me explain…

Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs Ingredients

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Making shrimp and veggie foil packets is so simple that even the most novice chef could put them together with great success. The first think that you will need is high quality ingredients. Here is what you will need:

  • Large white shrimp
  • Fresh summer veggies like zucchini, summer squash, green beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and onion
  • Fresh parsley and fresh basil
  • Dried paprika, oregano, cumin
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges

Many of the ingredients used in this recipe are in season during the summer so be sure to check your local farm stands- you should be able to find almost all of these veggies and fresh herbs! That farm-fresh taste will shine through and add lots of flavor to the dish. You can taste summer in every bite!

How to Make Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs

Once you have gotten your ingredients together, you are ready to whip up this awesome dish! The whole process will only take you about 15 minutes to put together and then another 15 minutes to cook. Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend outside with your family (we are all tired of being stuck inside these days).

If you are planning on cooking the foil packets right away, start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees F. You can also make these packets on the grill, enabling you to be outside the whole time you cook! Turn your grill on high if you want to use this method. If you are simply prepping the packets to cook later on, keep the oven or grill off until you are ready to cook.

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Chop all of the veggies in the recipe. One trick to remember when you are cooking lots of veggies at once is to try to cut them all about the same size. This will ensure that they all cook evenly inside the foil packets. I like to keep all the veggies about an inch in size. This means the squash is chopped into one inch slices, the bell peppers are cut into one inch strips and the green beans are made to be bite sized, inch long pieces. Of course, you don’t need to get out a ruler! Just chop by eye but aim to have similarly sized veggies that will easily fit into your mouth in one bite!

Summer shrimp and veggies foil packs recipe

Once the veggies are prepped, place them in a large bowl along with the shrimp. I used extra large shrimp for this recipe as it cooks to perfection in about the same amount of time as this blend of summer veggies.

Measure the dried spices in a small bowl and mix them together. This will ensure the spices are evenly blended and will mix into the recipe nicely. It is an extra step but it is well worth it when every bite of the meal is equally seasoned.

Add the olive oil and dried spice mix to the veggie and shrimp bowl along with the basil, garlic and just 2 tablespoons of the fresh parsley. Toss everything together well, making sure to coat all the veggies and shrimp evenly in the oil and herbs. I like to use my hands for this step so I can really make sure the veggies are covered in the oil and spices- something about using your hands makes everything blend better!

shrimp and veggie foil packets recipe - perfect for summer cookouts!

Next, the shrimp and veggie mix is divided evenly between pieces of foil and then wrapped, enclosing the mix in a neat foil packet. Be sure to get a little of everything in each packet so that everyone gets the same great ingredients. However, if you have any picky eaters who don’t like corn or squash, this is a great time to carefully customize each foil pack- the things we moms do to make everyone happy!

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The only thing left now is to cook! Place the foil packs right into the hot oven or preheated grill and you are done. Once the shrimp is nice and pink and the veggies are tender, the meal is ready to serve. I like to place the foil packs right on top paper plates which are perfect for outdoor eating and quick clean up.

Fresh Is Best

fresh veggies and shrimp for shrimp and veggies foil packs recipe

I just want to touch on the importance of using fresh veggies again as I believe this is what takes the recipe from good to great. When you use veggies that are in season, they are at their peak flavor. The sugars in the veggies have yet to turn to starches (something that happens as veggies age) so they are naturally sweet. They also have the best texture possible and most are crisp yet juicy. Bite into a freshly picked bell pepper and you will instantly see what I am talking about- soooo much more flavor than a mid-winter, grocery store pepper!

The best way to find incredible produce is to look for a farm stand near you. If there are none nearby, look for veggies in the grocery store that are labeled “local” or have come from a state nearby (the sticker on the veggies will tell you where they are from). The closer the veggies were grown, the better! Less travel time to the market means more flavor for your recipe.

Plan a Backyard BBQ Today!

Hopefully, you are now dying to make these amazing shrimp and veggie foil packs- I know I am. So head to your local farm stand, pick some veggies from your backyard victory garden and grab some extra large shrimp from the fish market and you will be ready to go! Gather a few of your family members and enjoy this meal together. The foil packets are ideal for keeping everything separate while also bring us together. Enjoy!

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Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

You’ll taste summer in every bite of this flavorful Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs recipe!  They’re so easy to make and makes a perfect addition to a weeknight dinner or your next summer cookout! 


Ingredients

Scale

2 lb. large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 

1 large zucchini, chopped

1 large yellow squash, chopped

1 ½ cups green beans, cut in bite sized pieces

1 Fresh ear of corn with the kernels cut off

2 cups whole cherry tomatoes

½ medium onion cut into chunks 

1 orange bell pepper cut into bite sized pieces

1 yellow bell pepper cut into bite sized pieces

3 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley divided

2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. oregano

½ tsp. cumin


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Chop or cut the vegetables as specified in the ingredients’ list.
  3. Place the vegetables and shrimp into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the olive oil, seasonings, 2 Tbsp. of the chopped parsley, the basil and minced garlic.
  5. Toss the ingredients well to combine.
  6. Place 6 large sheets of aluminum foil on a table, and place an even amount of the shrimp and vegetable mixture into the center of each one.
  7. Fold the edges of each piece of aluminum foil up lengthwise in the center, and fold down a few times to secure. Fold the edges of each piece of aluminum foil up to form a complete closed packet.
  8. Place the packets into the oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender to your liking and the shrimp is cooked through.
  9. Open the packets carefully as steam will escape. Serve sprinkled with parsley and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top.
  10. Enjoy!

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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59 Comments

  1. 06/24/2021 / 12:33 pm

    Wow! This looks delicious and easy to prepare. Not to mention it’s so healthy too. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Will try to buy some ingredients and try it this weekend. Wish me luck. 🙂

  2. PaChristia
    06/24/2021 / 3:12 am

    I’m not a shrimp eater but my husband is. I might have to make this for him! This looks yummy!

  3. Marjie Mare
    06/23/2021 / 4:01 pm

    This looks delicious and healthy. That would be perfect for my lunch today.

  4. Sarah
    06/23/2021 / 3:59 pm

    This looks delicious. i definitely want to try.

  5. 06/23/2021 / 5:52 am

    while we don’t eat shrimp, i am sure i can substitute or leave it out for a veg delite

  6. 06/23/2021 / 2:09 am

    Yum. This is such a great way to cook.

  7. 06/23/2021 / 1:37 am

    I love how simple this is to put together! Sounds like a great combination and an easy way to feed guests.

  8. 06/22/2021 / 3:51 pm

    Oh boy I would love to try these right now!!

  9. 06/22/2021 / 4:20 am

    Healthy and simple recipes are always the best! Thanks for sharing this.

  10. 07/28/2020 / 10:25 pm

    Foil packs are awesome and so fun. I used to make these camping, although we used hamburger, potatoes, carrots, and onions. I will have to try this with shrimp, I love shrimp!

  11. 07/19/2020 / 1:33 pm

    What a great way to use up summer produce! Looks easy and tasty

  12. Lily
    07/14/2020 / 5:42 am

    These look really good. A new BBQ favorite!

  13. 07/12/2020 / 4:32 am

    Shrimp and veggies foil packs looks delicious and easy meal idea.

  14. Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    07/11/2020 / 11:39 am

    This is making my tummy growl! Your Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs recipe looks really scrumptious!

  15. Heather
    07/10/2020 / 5:19 pm

    These turned out amazing!! We put them on our grill and had a great dinner outside.

  16. Monica
    07/10/2020 / 4:11 pm

    This is my kind of meal. I’m such a shrimp lover!

  17. 07/10/2020 / 3:34 pm

    This sounds like a great recipe for next time we are cooking out. So convenient to make those foil packs! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  18. 07/10/2020 / 2:04 pm

    OMG it looks so delicious and tasty…am sure will love to check this out..Glad you shared the recipe with us…Thanks indeed…

  19. AMY KAUR
    07/10/2020 / 1:17 pm

    one of my favourite recipes from now on! So easy and quick! I’m not a cooking enthusiast so anything easy quick and tasty is my moto hehe

  20. 07/10/2020 / 1:03 pm

    This sounds SO good! Can’t wait to try making them!

  21. Rosey
    07/10/2020 / 12:56 pm

    These look good. That’s a smart tip to cut the different veggies to be the same size.

  22. 07/10/2020 / 11:54 am

    Aaahhh…this is a new one for me. I would love to try it out, though.

  23. Helena
    07/10/2020 / 10:35 am

    I’m a huge fan of shrimp so am pinning this for future!

  24. Catalina
    07/10/2020 / 10:15 am

    I’ve tried this recipe yesterday night and my family loved it! It’s our new favorite dish!

  25. Cathy Mini
    07/10/2020 / 10:00 am

    Wow, this recipe is one of my favorite cos I really love shrimp and I love the way it cooked. That was a perfect meal.

  26. Elizabeth O
    07/10/2020 / 9:42 am

    I love everything in this recipe. It looks really delicious and flavourful.

  27. 07/10/2020 / 8:06 am

    Mhmmm these look so good and perfect for a summer BBQ. I have been wanting to try a foil pack and you just inspired me to do so for the weekend!

  28. 07/10/2020 / 7:38 am

    This shrimp and veggie foil pack looks incredible! So light and refreshing, perfect for summer months.

  29. katrina Kroeplin
    07/10/2020 / 6:09 am

    oh i need to make this. it looks amazing!!

  30. Jasmine Martin
    07/10/2020 / 5:01 am

    This looks like it’d be a delicious and healthy dinner to eat. I am definitely going to have to make this myself soon. I am a huge fan of shrimp.

  31. 07/10/2020 / 3:48 am

    I love your Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs recipe. I hope I can recreate this on weekends. So nice!

  32. Pam Wattenbarger
    07/10/2020 / 1:30 am

    I love shrimp and this seems like such an easy way to make it. It’s definitely perfect for summer.

  33. 07/10/2020 / 1:24 am

    These look really delicious! Hope I could make one sometime!

  34. Sherry
    07/10/2020 / 1:00 am

    I am a fan of foil pack meals. It saves on having to scrub pans. There is so much wonderful flavor happening here.

  35. 07/10/2020 / 12:00 am

    This looks so good. I love shrimp and veggies and I love the way this is cooked and made.

  36. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    07/09/2020 / 7:34 pm

    I need to try out the veggie packs, seems nutritious and delicious. My son doesn’t take shrimps so I have to leave that out.

  37. 07/09/2020 / 2:59 pm

    These look amazing! And I love foil packs because cleanup is so quick and easy.

  38. Nkem
    07/09/2020 / 2:04 pm

    What a great idea! Easy to make for myself, but also for potlucks!

  39. 07/09/2020 / 1:57 pm

    Your recipe made me drool for real!!! I loooove shrimps! Can’t wait to make it tomorrow.

  40. 07/09/2020 / 1:51 pm

    What a delicious summer meal idea. I love shrimp and hubby enjoys grilling, so it’s a double win for me.

  41. Melanie williams
    07/09/2020 / 12:54 pm

    Wow what a fab idea and how lovely and fresh do all those ingredients look for sire x

  42. Agnes
    07/09/2020 / 12:06 pm

    All my favorite vegetables! I love how easy this dish is. I can make one this weekend.

  43. 07/09/2020 / 11:04 am

    I love foil packs in the summer! Though I don’t eat shrimp, these sound amazing with everything else.

  44. 07/09/2020 / 10:23 am

    My family will surely love this!! I love how easy this is to make!

  45. 07/09/2020 / 7:09 am

    I love this recipe! It is so easy to make and looks so delicious! Will try this next weekend

  46. 07/09/2020 / 7:09 am

    I love this recipe! It is so easy to make and looks so delicious!

  47. Rose Ann Sales
    07/09/2020 / 6:54 am

    Yum! This got me craving this healthy and delicious summer drink!

  48. Sharon
    07/09/2020 / 4:30 am

    A great tip to cut all the veggies the same size! I have a bunch of garden zucchini and I can’t wait to use it in this recipe.

  49. Celebrate Woman Today
    07/09/2020 / 4:10 am

    This is zucchini season. Such a great reminder to do these foil pocket dinners.

  50. 07/09/2020 / 4:01 am

    those foil packs look so tasty!! funny enough i never thought to add corn kernels even though i love corn.

  51. Beth
    07/09/2020 / 3:12 am

    I love recipes like this: easy and delicious! I love cooking on the grill since that means we aren’t heating up the kitchen!

  52. Kathy
    07/09/2020 / 1:33 am

    This looks so amazing. I love that you added such a variety of veggies too. I love having lots of color when it comes to food.

  53. 07/08/2020 / 10:05 pm

    What time is dinner? This is perfect for an outdoor cookout on the grill

  54. 07/08/2020 / 8:59 pm

    A ton of flavor and not a lot of work? Color me sold. That looks so good, and I love how easy it is to make. It’s perfect!

  55. 07/08/2020 / 8:16 pm

    These look like a tasty meal! I know my family will love it. They are all about shrimp.

  56. 07/08/2020 / 8:01 pm

    This looks delicious! I love shrimp in all its forms! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe

  57. 07/08/2020 / 7:49 pm

    My son loves shrimp and tries to eat as many veggies as possible so this dish is perfect for him. I have to look for the shrimp and if I get some this will be a what i will prepare.

  58. 07/08/2020 / 7:31 pm

    I love dishes like this that are full of flavor AND easy to make. I love to serve meals that LOOK like I put in a ton of effort when I actually didn’t.

  59. 07/08/2020 / 7:15 pm

    The only thing better than these flavors is how easy it is to make these. I can’t wait to try this.

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