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No Clean Up Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil

Looking for a fast and healthy summer dinner?  Try my Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil recipe!

Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt

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As a pescatarian, I’m drawn to seafood dishes almost immediately… but there is something about summer that makes me long for beaches and shellfish.  The first few summers the Hubs and I were dating we spent our summers traveling to regional beaches and eating way too much food from the sea.  Looking back, it was a really carefree time in my life.  Because of those trips shellfish and summer go hand in hand in my mind.

Now of course we still travel… but these days there haven’t been as many lazy beach trips on the books.  (Not complaining though… I’ve had some amazing summer adventures.)   Because of the shift in our summer plans, I’ve been totally craving shellfish meals at home this summer.

Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil recipe

I went to work and came up with a healthier, pescatarian twist on a low country shrimp bowl… my Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil recipe.

Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt

My version doesn’t have sausage or butter but that keeps it light and healthy, making it an easy weekday meal.

To add some extra vitamins I added some green zucchini to the packet, making it a well rounded meal without adding anything else.  The simplicity of the shrimp, potatoes and zucchini shine.

Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt

The flavor is incredible and comes from classic Old Bay seasoning, garlic, lemon and fresh parsley.  You don’t even miss the fat with those flavors.

The entire healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil recipe is only 8 simple ingredients!  Can I get a WOOP-WOOP?

Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt

Bonus points for this being a foil packet recipe that you can put either on your grill or in the oven.  Because the entire meal is in one packet, clean up is so easy.  Jeesh… you can even make it in winter if you’d like!

The only catch is you do need to pre cook the potatoes in the microwave for a few minutes before they go in the foil packets. I tried cooking this many ways without that extra step and none of them worked. So make sure you look at the instructions.

You can even make the packets ahead of time and have them ready when 6 o’clock rolls around or guests arrive.

Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt

All around this fast, simple and healthy meal is one you will not be able to resist making on repeat.

As always, I’d love for you to try it yourself and let me know what you think.

5 from 3 votes
Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt
No Clean Up Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
A healthier, sausage free twist on a low country boil!
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound baby potatoes cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini halved and sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 pound raw large or jumbo shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon old bay
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray
  • Garnish: more lemon more Old Bay
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, microwave potatoes for 5-6 minutes until just tender They will finish cooking in the foil..
  3. Pull out two large pieces of foil... about 18 inches long and spray cooking spray in the center.
  4. Stack half of the potatoes, zucchini, shrimp and garlic in the middle of each piece of the foil.
  5. Drizzle each side with olive oil, half of the lemon, salt, pepper and the old bay. Carefully toss.
  6. Fold each foil packet by pulling the sides up and folding and then sealing the ends.
  7. Place on the grill or on a cookie sheet in the oven.
  8. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes and zucchini are tender.
  9. Open packets and serve with the fresh chopped parsley, additional Old Bay and addition lemon wedges!

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Fast Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil Recipe - healthier and sausage free twist on a low country boil! / Running in a Skirt

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing more from my Switzerland trip… Zermatt and the Enchanting Matterhorn.

Your turn!

Do you make seafood in the summer?

What is your favorite kind of summer trip?

 

I’m linking up this Healthy Grilled Shrimp in Foil recipe with: Meatless Monday Meatless Monday,  Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2018-06-28T13:05:49+00:00 August 1st, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Grilling, Pescatarian Meals|17 Comments

17 Comments

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  2. Sheila August 30, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I am so happy to find your healthy grilled shrimp in foil recipe. It looks really delicious. I love the idea of adding zucchini too. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Miz Helen August 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    We love foil packets, and your Shrimp packet looks delicious. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon.
    Miz Helen

  4. Annmarie August 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Pretty sure I need to make this for dinner! YUM!

  5. Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 2, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    I love foil packet dinners. And I had never had Old Bay Seasoning until I moved to southern MD, omg it’s amazing! I can’t believe I liked so long without it, lol. We still have yet to have a crab feast this year, which is one of my fav things to do here in the summer time.

  6. Kim G August 2, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Nothing I love more than grilling and shrimp! This looks like such a yummy and easy recipe!

  7. Julia August 2, 2017 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Looks so delicious! I can not wait to make this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sam @ Bites of Wellness August 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Oh I do miss having a grill so much! I swear it’s going to cave and get one soon! We just haven’t had the need since we moved! i’m all about some shrimp, especially this time of year!

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      The best part about this recipe is you can make it in the oven!

  9. Emily August 1, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Ok this is so cool! I’ve seen people use this concept for camping, but I can imagine it would make grilling at home really easy too.

  10. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 1, 2017 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I do love a low country boil! This sounds like a better version to me!

  11. Blane Sherer August 1, 2017 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend.
    Hope that keeps going as it should or
    maybe even quicker than expected.
    I enjoy shrimp meals too.

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