Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp

Foil Packet Shrimp with lemon, garlic and butter is a quick and easy method for making shrimp. This recipe includes instructions on how to grill shrimp in foil packets as well as baking instructions.

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Seriously, though, have you ever met a shrimp you didn’t like?

It’s such a loveable specimen.

Just take a stroll through my shrimp archives to see what type of relationship we have with the shellfish round these parts.

I recently began grilling and baking shrimp in foil packets. It’s just too easy not to! This basic recipe for Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp is so quick, easy, and fun to make, and is quite the little crowd pleaser. If you enjoy entertaining guests, you can whip these shrimp up lickety split and use them as an appetizer, or include them in any main entree or side dish of your choosing.

You can prepare shrimp in foil by either grilling or baking it. I have included instructions for both methods in this post. The best part about this recipe, is it only requires a handful of basic ingredients, likely most of which you already have right in your home.

Shrimp, butter, garlic, dried or fresh parsley, a squirt of lemon juice, and possibly some red pepper flakes if that’s your jam…is all you need for this recipe. Along with one sheet of foil.

Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp - an easy grilled shrimp in foil packets recipe that only requires a few ingredients. | TheRoastedRoot.net

How to Make Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp on the Grill:

Preheat your grill to high heat.

Peel and de-vein your raw shrimp if they aren’t already. Place the shrimp in the center of a long sheet of foil. Add the butter, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, dried parsley, and red pepper flakes (if you’re okay with some heat).

Fold the foil into a packet and place on the preheated grill. Replace the cover and grill until shrimp are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.

How to Bake Shrimp in Foil Packets:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Lay a long sheet of foil on a baking sheet, and place all ingredients in the center of the foil packet.

Fold the foil into a packet and leave on the baking sheet.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

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Serving Suggestions:

Serve the shrimp as is for an appetizer, or serve with crostini and goat cheese. You can use the shrimp in quesadillas, on pizza, in pasta, burritos, tacos, you name it! You can also serve them with your favorite side dishes. 

Enjoy these lumps of buttery garlicky lovin’!

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Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp

Foil packet shrimp with lemon, butter and garlic is a crowd-pleasing dish perfect for grilling season.

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  • 1
    pound
    raw shrimp
    peeled and de-veined
  • 4
    Tbsp
    butter or ghee
  • 3
    large cloves
    garlic
    minced
  • 1
    tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1
    Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1
    tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/4
    tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1
    pinch
    sea salt
    to taste
  1. Preheat your grill to high heat.

  2. Peel and de-vein your raw shrimp if they aren’t already. Place the shrimp in the center of a long sheet of foil. Add the butter, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, dried parsley, and red pepper flakes (if you’re okay with some heat).

  3. Fold the foil into a packet and place on the preheated grill. Replace the cover and grill 8 to 10 minutes. Flip the foil packet and continue grilling until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet or cutting board. When cool enough to handle, open the foil packet and give everything a big stir. Serve shrimp with choice of side dishes or cocktail sauce.

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Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp