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?
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
And for a fun dinner or party theme, check out this stove top clambake recipe.
I made this on Christmas Eve and we had the best time!
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.
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.
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.
Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe Foil Packets
- aluminum foil
- baking sheet
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
More Easy Recipes You May Enjoy!
- Super Simple Shrimp Scampi
- Easy Coconut Shrimp Tacos
- Easy Chicken and Spinach Flatbread Pizza
- How to Host the Best Clambake Ever
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