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Broiled shrimp boil foil packets are an alternative to traditional summer shrimp boil. Instead of boiling shrimp in a large pot, shrimp is divided into individual serving size, wrapped in a foil and is broiled in the oven or cooked on a grill. Here I broiled it in the oven.
This is a one pot dish and here, foil packet is a pot. My theme for today is one pot dish and to go along with the theme, I even considered baking shrimp in a oven safe bowl or broil in a cast iron pan. The only broiler safe pan I have is a cast iron pan but I took the liberty of calling aluminum foil packet a pot, to fit the theme one pot dish.
Shrimp boil foil packets are great for summer picnics, barbecue parties and even for casual meal at home. I made it for myself one evening, took photos and kept it aside to eat later. Though I made the dish early to take pictures, that day by the time I finished cooking, it became dark. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see the difference in ingredient shots and the final dish.
Anyway, after taking pictures, I kept aside the meal to eat for dinner. I told Mr. U I as going to make boil shrimp and he wasn’t interested. That day he came home and saw this shrimp and tasted some. He liked it a lot and ate half the shrimp! I don’t blame him though. Shrimp was juicy and succulent, well seasoned and tasted amazing, specially with the released juices.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Preparation: 10 minutes
Broil Time: 30 minutes
- ½ lb. peeled Shrimp (I used 26-30 ct shrimp)
- ½ – ¾ medium sized Sweet Corn on the Cob, cut into ½ – ¾” pieces
- 2 Red Fingerling Potatoes, cut into ½” – ¾” pieces (approximately ¾ cup)
- 1 ½ – 2 tsp. chopped Garlic
- 2 tsp. Creole Seasoning
- ⅛ tsp. Pepper Powder
- ½ tsp. Salt (adjust to taste and mind you seasoning also has some salt in it)
- 2 tsp. Olive Oil
- 1 – 2 tbsp. chopped Cilantro Leaves
- Take an aluminum foil, put it on a baking tray, place shrimp, potatoes and corn on on the foil.
- Throw in chopped garlic, creole seasoning, pepper powder, salt, olive oil cilantro and give it a toss.
- Pull up the edges of the foil and seal it all around to make packet.
- Turn the oven to broil, high setting.
- Broil it in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Serve hot with some bread or as is.
- Seasoning – Use any of your favorite seasonings such as Old Bay seasoning, cajun seasoning or any seasoning of choice. One could also try chili powder, garam masala and other Indian spices to taste.
- Sausage – is another good addition to this shrimp packets.
- Lime/Lemon – I forgot to add lemon and it would give additional flavor.
This is also part of the Bake-a-thon 2016