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.
- 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
- 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 turkey kielbasa (link sausage) (thinly sliced)
- 4 ears corn (husks removed and halved)
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.
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- 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.
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate||40.8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5.2 g|
5 lean meat, 2 1/2 starch
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