Cajun Shrimp foil packets are so easy to make, anyone can do it! Spicy shrimp seasoned with Cajun spices, Andouille sausage, and rainbow colored vegetables are baked together in foil pouches. They are fast and easy to make, and can be made ahead and kept in your freezer. When you’re ready to cook them, just pop them in the oven – perfect for busy weeknights!
Packed with shrimp, andouille sausage, corn on the cob, and baby red potatoes, you have a full meal right in these packets, packed with so much flavor and just the right amount of heat. You also have a grill option or oven option. You can’t go wrong either way.
Foil packets are such a great meal in one with easy clean up. They are great gilled, baked, or cooked over a campfire. The great thing about the shrimp and sausage combo is that they cook quickly and are ready to devour in no time at all.
8-12 pieces corn on the cob, 4 full cobs cut in half or in thirds
4 red potatoes, washed and cubed
20-30 uncooked shrimp, peeled or not, it’s up to you
1 pound smoked sausage, cut into chunks
melted butter, or olive oil, to taste
1/2 cup chicken broth, you may not need that much
Cajun/Creole seasoning, we like to use Tony Chachere’s brand, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
More ingredients to try in a foil packet (optional, and to your taste)
chicken (cut in bite size pieces)
Heat grill to 400-degrees. You can do this in your oven at the same temperature.
Evenly distribute corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage between 4 heavy-duty foil sheets (approximately 12×18 inches each).
Drizzle melted butter and about 2 tablespoons chicken broth over each foil packet.
Season evenly and generously, to taste, with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Tightly seal foil packets by folding up the sides over the contents and tightly folding up the ends over the seam.
Grill 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender, flipping once half-way through
Be careful opening the packets to check for doneness, the steam inside is VERY hot!
Some people have found that their potatoes don’t get cooked. Some of our readers have recommended boiling or microwaving the potatoes for a minute or two before adding to the packets. We haven’t had a problem with the potatoes being under done, but this is definitely an option for those of you who are concerned about it. Another option would be to cut the potatoes smaller so they cook faster.