Quick 15-minute garlic shrimp foil packs are packed full of flavor. Make this a healthy meal by adding your favorite vegetables! January just rolled in and eating healthy and shedding a few pounds was one of my New Year’s resolutions. That means lots of Salads, meal-prep and low-carb meals packed with veggies.
These shrimp foil packs are great for healthy eating. They’re flavorful, low-carb and can be customized to make it a complete meal. For the veggies, we used zucchini but just about any other veggie would work well. Asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, and green beans are all great options.
To make the foil packets, simply combine shrimp with favorite veggies in a large bowl. Add the garlic, olive oil, and spices and fold in aluminum foil!
Serve the foil packets as is with a fork or serve them with bread or rice. Either way, the result is tender and flavorful shrimp with a vibrant garlicky flavor that is sure to please everyone!
Garlic Shrimp Foil Packs
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 3-4 cups chopped zucchini or your favorite vegetables
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons minced cilantro or parsley
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and Pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix to combine.
- Place four 18×12-inch pieces of heavy aluminum foil on counter. Place the shrimp and veggie mixture on the foil. Fold the foil over the shrimp to seal.
- Grill or bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until shrimp and vegetables are cooked through. Serve with rice, bread or salad.
Rachael S says
Got this down for a meal one evening this week. I’m planning on adding zucchini, asparagus, red onion, sweet peppers and some fresh button mushrooms. I thought about yellow squash as well, we’ll see what I end up with after doing my grocery order lol plan on either serving this with some brown rice or bread, or both.
Autumn DeCesare says
Hi! my zucchini turned mushy any suggestions? Otherwise loved it!
I suggest cutting them a little thicker and baking a few minutes less next time! Enjoy 🙂
Can I cook this with frozen vegetables that I have already? I know fresh is best but I’d rather use up what I have and save some money. My shrimp is frozen too but I see you recommend thawing it first. Thanks for any advice!
Frozen veggies will work but you would need to increase the baking time which will make the shrimp tough. I would thaw them to room temp first then proceed with the recipe.
So yummy and tasty! Fast and easy!!!!
Can you make in advance keep refrigerated then cook them later that evening?
I wouldn’t recommend doing that. I would cook them first then re-heat as needed.
Oh my GOSH this was so good I ate half the meal prep and now have to make more for tomorrow 😄
This was actually meant for the chickpea taco wraps 🌮 lol
Can I use frozen veggies?
Yes, they should be fine! 🙂
I lighY steamed baby yukon gold potatoes And included in the packet. It was delish and took the place of making rice or serving bread.
Zero flavor. Need to doctor it ip a bit.
Peggy hildebrand says
Am I missing something. The nutrition guide says 889 mg of sodium. The recipe only calls for salt & pepper.? ?
It sounds wonderful however that is a lot of sodium for the serving size of 1 packet.
Yes – I do not believe that sodium content – ignore it – it certainly is NOT salty. I added a few grinds of salt only
Roxanne m says
Fantastic!! This is always a winner in my house!!! Quick and easy and oh so good!!!
Love this recipe and your brownies recipe!
There is a lot of sodium in this dish, how can I lower it?
You can try adjusting the salt to your desired taste!
Brilliant. I added rough chopped red onion (pan heated till clear, not browned), 4 cloves garlic crushed (next time will add to onion in precook in pan) , 2 large boiled potato- sliced, zucchini sliced to just over a pound Danish cold water shrimp (500gm from Ikea -still frozen) Lots of parsley. Black ground pepper but little salt.- a few grinds only. Cooked in oven in foil for 30 minutes. Easy and very very flavoursome.
Would this be something you could prep the packets and just put in the oven each day?
Yes, you can prep in leave in the fridge for up to 48 hours or freeze.
Looks like red onion in pic with shrimp & zucc??? Do you put the foil pac direc on grill, no pan?
Yes, I add some red onion. You can add any veggies you’d like! Place the foil packs on a sheet pan or directly on the oven rack. I like to use a sheet pan to avoid spills.
Veronica Williams says
Oh my!….This is my 2nd consecutive day making this dish, very delicious!
Great recipe. Family LOVED it.
Glad the family loved the shrimp, Michelle <3
Frozen shrimps, is it best to thaw out before, or can the cooking time be adjusted, etc….
thank you. always have frozen shrimps, or salmon on hand………. I may try it before getting the reply. your reply/comment will certainly help. Angie
I soak frozen shrimp in cold water for just 5 minutes. They thaw pretty fast. I wouldn’t recommend cooking frozen shrimp because it may make the shrimp chewy.
Why the 3 stars? Have you tried the recipe yet?