These Healthy Shrimp Boil Foil Packets are packed with shrimp, andouille sausage, red potatoes, green beans, mushrooms, and lots of Cajun seasoning for an easy and delicious dinner made on the grill or in the oven.
The first time I ever had a shrimp boil, I immediately fell in love. Growing up in New England, this was the southern version of my beloved clam bakes that I missed so much. And while recreating a New England clambake is almost impossible for a quick and easy weeknight meal, recreating a shrimp boil is actually surprisingly easy. All you need is some good Cajun seasoning, a lean Andouille chicken sausage, red potatoes, and some summer corn. I like to throw in some extra veggies to add some nutrients and then everything is tossed on the grill (or in the stove) for a delicious meal that's ready in under thirty minutes.
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Healthy Shrimp Boil Foil Packets
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- 1.33 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 4 U lean chicken sausages, sliced (about one pound, I used andouille)
- 2 U ears corn, quartered
- 1.33 cups green beans
- 1 cup mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
- 1 U sweet onion, chopped
- 1 lb. red potatoes, chopped (I used baby red potatoes quartered)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 tsp. Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
- Salt and pepper
- Add the potatoes and corn to a pot of boiling water. Par cook for 7 minutes until potatoes are just beginning to become tender.
- Prepare 4 large pieces of foil, about 16-18 inches long. Divide the shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, green beans, onion, and mushrooms among the packets. Drizzle each with olive oil and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Fold up the packets making sure they are completely sealed. Place on the grill and cook for 14-16 minutes until shrimp is cooked and vegetables are tender. You can also bake them in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Carefully open to serve. Top with additional seasoning, salt, or pepper if needed.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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