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SHRIMP BOIL FOIL PACKS

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Easy, tasty shrimp boil foil packs baked or grilled with summer veggies, homemade seasoning, fresh lemon, and brown butter sauce. The BEST and easiest way to make shrimp boil at home! 

This Spring has been something else. Around here the weather is known for being totally bi-polar, changing all day long making it near impossible to be able to plan ahead and dress for a day out without having to pack extra options. A sweater for layering, flip flops in case it warms up. Drives me bonkers.
But this Spring has been more crazy than ever and this past week we had a couple of days that ranged from sunny and sweltering, to rain, to snow, to hail, and back to sunshine in the course of an hour or two.


Easy, tasty shrimp boil dinners baked or grilled in foil with homemade seasoning, fresh lemon, and brown butter sauce.
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 ears of corn on the cob, husked
  • ½ pound andouille sausage
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes OR baby yellow potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons old bay seasoning OR homemade seasoning (see note)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • juice of ½ lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons, melted + ½ cup butter, divided
  • chopped fresh parsley, for topping



INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Chop corn into thirds, then chop each third in half lengthwise. Chop potatoes into 2 inch pieces. Boil corn and potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Stir together melted 3 tablespoons butter, Old Bay seasoning, garlic, juice from half a lemon, and salt and pepper to taste and pour over shrimp, sausage, and veggies. Stir to coat.
  3. Divide between four 12x12 inch sheets of aluminum foil. Fold edges of foil up around the food to create a closed packet.
  4. Cook on preheated grill over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes on one side, then flip and cook another 5-6 minutes on the second side. Alternately, you can bake the packets at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until corn is tender and shrimp are pink and fully cooked.
  5. While packets are cooking, melt remaining butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Once melted, continue to stir gently over medium heat for 3-4 minutes longer until color changes from pale yellow to a golden amber (but be careful not to burn it).
  6. Serve shrimp boil packs topped with chopped parsley, lemon wedges for squeezing, and browned butter for drizzling over the top or dipping.
NOTES
Homemade Old Bay Seasoning: whisk together 1 tablespoon celery salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon dry mustard, ⅛ teaspoon each allspice, cloves, and a pinch of ground ginger.

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