If you are looking for an easy seafood recipe, Grilled Shrimp in Foil is our go-to recipe. It only takes a few ingredients to season and the Grilled Shrimp comes out so flavorful.

Grilled Shrimp in Foil Pack topped with parsley
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Grilled Shrimp in Foil is one of the easiest seafood recipes to make. The combination of the garlic, lemon and butter make the shrimp so flavor. The flavor from the grill and the seasoning really makes this a family favorite.

We love to grill during the summer months and this is the perfect summertime recipe. It doesn’t take long to make and can be tossed to together with very little planning.

You might also like our Grilled Salmon in Foil, Steak and Potatoes Foil Packs Recipe, or our Grilled Tilapia in Foil recipes. Check out more of Grilled Seafood Recipes or these Grilled Shrimp Recipes.

Why This Recipe Works

This Easy Grilled Shrimp Recipe can be served as your main dish or as an appetizer. Add a side and your dinner is complete. We love that we can either grill the shrimp in the foil or bake it.

I love this recipes calls for simple, easy pantry ingredients. You probably already have all the ingredients, if not use what you have. We make this frequently during the summer. It’s the perfect recipe to make ahead and serve for a crowd.

Give it a try for a delicious meal year round. Don’t save it for special occasions or cookouts. It is easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - raw shrimp, parsley, butter, lemon, minced garlic
  • Shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Butter, diced into small pieces
  • Lemon, juiced
  • Minced Garlic – You can also use garlic powder.

Supplies:

  • Aluminum Foil

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Variations Ideas

  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers – Instead of putting shrimp in a foil pack, place shrimp on a wooden skewers. Drizzle with butter and seasoning. Grill about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Add Vegetables – Toss in cherry tomatoes, red potatoes, broccoli, and squash for a complete meal. Add your seasoning and this shrimp pack turns into an amazing dish.
  • Change the Seasoning – If you want to add some spice to your recipe, add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. You can even use cajun seasoning, old bay seasoning, salt, black pepper or garlic cloves
  • Make Shrimp Tacos – Once you have finished grilling your shrimp, wrap them in a tortilla topped with your favorite tacos.
  • Olive Oil and Lemon Juice – Toss the shrimp with Olive oil and fresh Lemon Juice and cook on the stove top.
  • Grilled Shrimp Salad – Top your favorite salad with grilled shrimp. This a nice change from the normal grilled chicken.
  • Shrimp Scampi – Quickly grill your shrimp and add it to your favorite scampi sauce. Toss with some angel hair pasta for an amazing meal.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Prepare your Grill – Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.  
Uncooked shrimp on a piece of foil

Step 2 – Season Shrimp – Add the shrimp in a large piece of foil.

Placing slice butter and topped with parsley, lemon juice and garlic

Step 3 – Add Seasonings – Top with the parsley, butter, lemon juice and garlic.  Then toss to coat. You can also toss in a large bowls

Foil pack

Step 4 – Fold shrimp in Foil – Make the foil into a foil packet.

Placing foil pack on grill

Step 5 – Cook Shrimp – Place the foil packet on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through and pink.

  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Carefully open the foil packet, remove shrimp and enjoy 

Recipe Tips

  • Use Raw Shrimp – When making this recipe, we recommend using raw shrimp. You can use the pre-cooked shrimp but the shrimp could get overcooked in the foil packets.
  • Cook in the Oven – If you prefer, you can make place the shrimp in the oven.
  • Use Fresh Lemon – Squeezing fresh lemon wedges is best when adding in your seasoning.
Grilled Shrimp in Foil Pack topped with parsley

How long to Grill Shrimp in Foil

Grilling shrimp in foil doesn’t take long. Once you have prepared your shrimp with seasoning and wrapped in foil, place shrimp on the grill.

It only takes about 8 – 10 minutes to grill the shrimp on medium high heat.

When do you know when Shrimp is Cooked?

After grilling the shrimp for about 8 minutes, carefully open foil pack. Shrimp is cooked when the color of your shrimp is pink and just starts to curl.

Make sure you don’t over cook shrimp. They can get very chewy and will not taste good.

Grilled Shrimp in Foil Pack topped with parsley

What to Serve with Grilled Shrimp?

When we serve this Grilled Shrimp in foil we like to serve with different sides. Most of the time, I try to do sides that can easily be prepared or can be grilled so it is easy clean up. Here are some of our favorites:

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, store any in the refrigerator for 3 days. Leftover shrimp makes a great lunch the next day.

What type of Shrimp is best for Grilling?

The perfect shrimp to grill is the large, jumbo or colossal size shrimp. We buy the shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. But you can grill shrimp with the peel on. I like to keep things easy, so I look for the shrimp that is already peeled.

Can I use Frozen Shrimp?

When making this recipe, you can use fresh shrimp that you get at the meat counter or purchase frozen shrimp. If you purchase frozen shrimp, make sure to let it thaw before cooking. It will take about 20 minutes to thaw out.
To let it thaw, place shrimp in a colander and let it run cold water until thaw. You can also put the frozen shrimp bag in the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight.

More Grilled Seafood Recipes

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Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets

5 from 134 votes
If you are looking for an easy seafood recipe, Grilled Shrimp in Foil is it. Only a few seasonings are needed to make this easy shrimp dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 317

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp raw, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the shrimp in a large piece of foil.  Top with the parsley, butter, lemon juice and garlic.
  • Make the foil into a foil packet.
  • Place the foil packet on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through and pink.
  • Carefully open the foil packet, remove shrimp and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover shrimp in the refrigerator for 3 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 317kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 24g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 244mg, Sodium 327mg, Potassium 437mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 1979IU, Vitamin C 35mg, Calcium 112mg, Iron 2mg

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