Foil Packet Cajun Shrimp Boil

Foil Packet Cajun Boil Shrimp
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Foil Packet Cajun Shrimp Boil

Foil packets are a genius way to get dinner on the table, all folded up into individual servings. Since food of varying cooking times come together, it’s important to use extra-large shrimp (smaller ones will overcook) and to chop the potatoes into a ½-inch dice so it is tender in time.

Nutrition Facts

Foil Packet Cajun Shrimp Boil

CaloriesCalories

428 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

44.5g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5.2g Per Serving
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Calories 428
Total Fat 11.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g
Cholesterol 289 mg
Sodium 462 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
Sugars 8.9 g
Protein 44.5 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 1/2 starch, 5 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  4  

For the Cajun spice blend:

  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne (more if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

For the shrimp boil:

  • 1 lb red potatoes (diced into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil (divided)
  • 1 1/2 lb extra-large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/4 lb uncured, nitrate-free turkey kielbasa (link sausage) (thinly sliced)
  • 4 ears corn (husks removed and halved)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Cajun spice blend:

  1. In a small bowl, add all the spices.
  2. Mix together to combine. Taste, adding more cayenne and red pepper flakes depending on desired spice level.

For the shrimp boil:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Make 4 sheets of aluminum foil about 20 inches long. Reserve.
  2. Dice the potatoes into ½-inch pieces. Add diced potatoes into a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon oil and 2 teaspoons of the Cajun spice blend. Stir to combine spices with potatoes. Divide potatoes between each sheet of foil, placing in a horizontal line in the center.
  3. Add shrimp and sliced kielbasa into the bowl along with remaining Cajun spice blend and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Stir together to combine. Divide the shrimp and place flat around the potatoes.
  4. Remove the husks and silk from each ear of corn and slice in half. Place each corn half vertically on the sides of each potato/ shrimp mixture.
  5. Securely seal the top and sides of each foil packet. Add each foil packet onto a large baking sheet and place into the preheated oven. Cook until shrimp is pinky and fully cooked, about 25 minutes. (Remove 1 packet to check that shrimp is fully cooked before removing them all from the oven.)
  6. Carefully transfer the packet’s contents onto each plate and serve.

Cooking Tip: Make sure each packet is fully sealed by tightly folding—this helps ensure the packet to steam and cook the contents inside.

Keep it Healthy: Mixing your own Cajun spice blend is one way to conquer a heart-healthy, low-sodium diet as many blends contain a large amount of salt.

Tip: Since some shrimp are treated in a sodium solution to help the shells slip off easier, make sure to look for untreated shrimp and also glance at the nutrition contents on the back of frozen shrimp bags.

 

Foil packets are a genius way to get dinner on the table, all folded up into individual servings. Since food of varying cooking times come together, it’s important to use extra-large shrimp (smaller ones will overcook) and to chop the potatoes into a ½-inch dice so it is tender in time.

Nutrition Facts

Foil Packet Cajun Shrimp Boil

CaloriesCalories

428 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

44.5g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5.2g Per Serving
×
Calories 428
Total Fat 11.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g
Cholesterol 289 mg
Sodium 462 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
Sugars 8.9 g
Protein 44.5 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 1/2 starch, 5 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  4  

For the Cajun spice blend:

  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne (more if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

For the shrimp boil:

  • 1 lb red potatoes (diced into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil (divided)
  • 1 1/2 lb extra-large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/4 lb uncured, nitrate-free turkey kielbasa (link sausage) (thinly sliced)
  • 4 ears corn (husks removed and halved)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Cajun spice blend:

  1. In a small bowl, add all the spices.
  2. Mix together to combine. Taste, adding more cayenne and red pepper flakes depending on desired spice level.

For the shrimp boil:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Make 4 sheets of aluminum foil about 20 inches long. Reserve.
  2. Dice the potatoes into ½-inch pieces. Add diced potatoes into a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon oil and 2 teaspoons of the Cajun spice blend. Stir to combine spices with potatoes. Divide potatoes between each sheet of foil, placing in a horizontal line in the center.
  3. Add shrimp and sliced kielbasa into the bowl along with remaining Cajun spice blend and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Stir together to combine. Divide the shrimp and place flat around the potatoes.
  4. Remove the husks and silk from each ear of corn and slice in half. Place each corn half vertically on the sides of each potato/ shrimp mixture.
  5. Securely seal the top and sides of each foil packet. Add each foil packet onto a large baking sheet and place into the preheated oven. Cook until shrimp is pinky and fully cooked, about 25 minutes. (Remove 1 packet to check that shrimp is fully cooked before removing them all from the oven.)
  6. Carefully transfer the packet’s contents onto each plate and serve.

Cooking Tip: Make sure each packet is fully sealed by tightly folding—this helps ensure the packet to steam and cook the contents inside.

Keep it Healthy: Mixing your own Cajun spice blend is one way to conquer a heart-healthy, low-sodium diet as many blends contain a large amount of salt.

Tip: Since some shrimp are treated in a sodium solution to help the shells slip off easier, make sure to look for untreated shrimp and also glance at the nutrition contents on the back of frozen shrimp bags.