Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp and Summer Veggies in Foil – Corn, zucchini and coconut-lime marinated shrimp grilled in foil-packets makes for one easy, delicious, 30-minute summer dinner!
These Coconut Lime Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets are one of the easiest summer dinners and you’ll love that they are cooked on the grill, perfect for those hot summer days, or when camping!
Say ‘ELLO to my leedle fwiend (<—said in my best Tony Montana, aka Al Pacino, voice): GRILLED SHRIMP IN FOIL PACKS!
What’s going awn, friends! Happy Wednesday to you all!
By now YOU have figured out that foil-cooking is mah thang. Easy, breezy, beautiful, clever food. I can think of precisely 48 more things you can cook in foil, but today we’ll talk shrimp. On the barbie!
Sidenote: When I was in Australia, I was offered prawns on the barbie … for a few seconds I had this DUH-look on my face ’cause I had no clue if we were still speaking English. Thankfully, the host of the party figured out that in ‘Merica we call ’em shrimp, on the grill.
HOW TO MAKE GRILLED SHRIMP IN FOIL
When you put coconut, garlic and lime on shrimp (which is a very, very smart move), all of the flavors are sucked in by the shrimp and we are all dang happy campers.
- Thus, we will first make the coconut lime marinade, which includes exactly that: coconut and lime. Throw it in a ziploc bag together with some shrimp and set aside for about 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, get your veggies all chopped up and divide them up between foils.
- Top with shrimp and close up the foils. Grill for 12 minutes, or until veggies are tender and shrimp is pink.
- Remove from grill and serve! Easy Peasy.
CAMPING SHRIMP RECIPE
Also, this recipe is PERFECT for camping. Corn, sliced zucchini, bag of shrimp, salt and pepper. BAM! Best camping dinner, yet. You can also try my Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp in Packets.
Oh wait. Don’t forget the foils! Grab a few on Amazon – I got a box of 500 precut foils from there about 2 years ago and I still have hundreds left. Awesome investment for someone that likes foil-cooked food. I said that already… Anyways.
I personally think this recipe is perfect for snacking, too, to mindlessly pop while you watch RHONY and that other docu show that makes you use your brain.
Also? If you want to pop this in the oven? You are so smart. Go on and do your thing. Just preheat the oven to 400F and cook the shrimp (foiled up!) for about 15 minutes.
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MORE SHRIMP RECIPES
- Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce
- Lemon Shrimp and Spinach Spaghetti
- Shrimp Chorizo and Corn Skillet
TOOLS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp and Summer Veggies in Foil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup fresh cilantro or parsley , chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 pound raw shrimp , peeled and deveined
- 8 aluminum foil sheets large enough to wrap around the food
- 2 cups corn kernels (you can also use frozen corn kernels)
- 1 zucchini , sliced into 1/4-inch rounds and halved
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon fajitas seasoning
- chopped fresh cilantro or parsley , for garnish
- In a blender, combine onions, garlic, coconut, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, olive oil and soy sauce; blend until smooth.
- Place marinade and shrimp in a resealable bag and toss to coat.
- Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
- For each foil pack, prepare two sheets of aluminum foil; place the sheets one on top of the other for durability and lightly spray with cooking spray.
- Divide up the veggies and shrimp evenly and place into the center of each foil packet.
- Season with salt, pepper, and fajitas seasoning.
- Fold the sides of the foil over the shrimp, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
- Transfer the foil packets to the grill, cover and grill for 6 minutes; turn over the packets and continue to grill for 7 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque.
- Carefully open the foil packets and stir the contents.
- Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley and serve.
- Preheat oven to 400F. Cook shrimp foils for about 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender and shrimp is pink.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
This recipe was first published on July 8th, 2015. Updated content and photos on May 29, 2019.