Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe Foil Packets

Looking for an easy seafood dish that is quick to make and super delicious? If you love shrimp, look no further than this easy shrimp boil recipe. It tastes better than a boil without the clean-up!

And with the hectic holiday season upon us, who wants to make dishes with lots of clean-up?

Not me!

In fact, for me, the easier the better.

And if it tastes incredible to boot, I’m all about it!

Seriously this shrimp boil recipe is SO GOOD!!!

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It is a ridiculously easy dinner recipe to make and tastes as if you slaved over a stove for hours.

We enjoyed this dish almost every week this summer.

And I made it for extended family Labor Day weekend.

It was a HUGE hit.

The best part?

There is little to no clean-up.

And who doesn’t want that?

Prep work is minimal and it cooks quick.

So I added it to my list of easy dinner recipes for family.

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

All About Shrimp

I don’t know about you, but I am all about shrimp.

Because I love it so much I make it a few different ways.

I bake this super simple shrimp scampi.

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

Yes, you read that right. It’s baked not sauteed.

And if you have leftovers, here’s a cool way to finish them off.

One of my personal faves is this easy coconut shrimp tacos that I make all summer long.

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

And for a fun dinner or party theme, check out this stove top clambake recipe.

I even made it on Christmas Eve.

And we had the best time!

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

Some Tips for this Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

This is high on my easy dinner recipes list because it is pretty simple to pull together.

And it’s not actually boiled. The shrimp is baked in foil packets.

Which makes clean-up SO MUCH EASIER.

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

And it tastes just as good!

There are a few things I do to make it easy for myself.

If you plan ahead with a shopping trip, most items are easy to prepare within minutes.

Look for ingredients that are ready to go.

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

For example, I buy fresh corn out of the husk. It saves a few steps so the extra few dollars is worth it to me.

And I typically buy frozen shrimp and thaw it before cooking.

It’s such an easy dish!

I hope you enjoy it.

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

What Goes With a Shrimp Boil?

While this recipe is pretty filling as it is, you can also serve it with a side of:

  • Coleslaw
  • Cornbread
  • Crusty italian or french bread
Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe Foil Packets

Stacy Ling
Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe that is cooked in foil. Quick, easy and delicious meal without the clean-up!
1 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 938 kcal


  • 1/2 lb shrimp cleaned and deveined, tail on
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage
  • 1 onion rough chop
  • 4 corn on the cob
  • 1/2 bag small potatoes
  • 2 tbsp old bay
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • chopped parsley optional


  • Preheat oven for 400
    Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe
  • Rough chop the onion
  • Slice chorizo into 1/5s
  • Halve each ear of corn
  • Cut 4 large pieces of aluminum foil
  • Divide all ingredients among each of the foil evenly
  • Top with 1 tbsp of butter
  • Top with 1 Tbsp of Evoo
  • Season with Old Bay
  • Cut 4 more pieces of alumnion foil
  • Place on top of the ingredients and close all the edges to seal
  • Place on baking sheet
  • Bake for 30-40 min on 400. Make sure potates are fully cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley (optional)


Tip Keep Shrimp Tasting Fresh
  • Place shrimp in stock pot
  • Fill halfway with water
  • Add ice
  • Slice 1 lemon
  • Add lemon slices and squeeze some juice into the stockpot
  • Sit for 30 min
  • Rinse and use in recipe.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 938kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 45gFat: 71gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 41gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 3214mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6g
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    1. Sorry – I’m a huge Rachel Rae fan and that’s short for Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I’ll update the post. Thank you for letting me know. Happy Holidays!

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