Coconut Lime Grilled Shrimp & Summer Veggies in Foil Packs

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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!

Grilled shrimp in foils on a plate.

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!

Coconut Lime Marinade in a food processor.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. In the meantime, get your veggies all chopped up and divide them up between foils.
  3. Top with shrimp and close up the foils. Grill for 12 minutes, or until veggies are tender and shrimp is pink.
  4. Remove from grill and serve! Easy Peasy.

Shrimp foil packets on the grill.

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.

Foil packs with shrimp, corn, and zucchini.

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.

OVEN METHOD

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.

ENJOY!

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Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp and Summer Veggies in Foil
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinating Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Corn, zucchini and coconut-lime marinated shrimp grilled in foil makes for one easy, delicious, 30-minute summertime dinner. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: camping food, foil pack dinners, shrimp recipes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 489 kcal
Author: Katerina
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine onions, garlic, coconut, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, olive oil and soy sauce; blend until smooth.
  2. Place marinade and shrimp in a resealable bag and toss to coat.
  3. Set aside for 5 minutes.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

  5. 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.
  6. Divide up the veggies and shrimp evenly and place into the center of each foil packet.
  7. Season with salt, pepper, and fajitas seasoning.

  8. Fold the sides of the foil over the shrimp, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  9. 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.

  10. Carefully open the foil packets and stir the contents.
  11. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 13 

 

OVEN METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Cook shrimp foils for about 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender and shrimp is pink.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp and Summer Veggies in Foil
Amount Per Serving (1 Foil Packet)
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 1583mg66%
Potassium 617mg18%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 26.3mg32%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This recipe was first published on July 8th, 2015. Updated content and photos on May 29, 2019.

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37 Responses
  1. Trang

    I love when I stumble upon foil pack recipes cause it’s so easy and clean to make. Plus, the wrap keeps all the juices and goodness inside!

  2. Kevie

    I’m very excited to make this recipe! How many servings does it make? I see it says “serves 1 foil pack” but 1 lb. of shrimp couldn’t possibly be one serving.

  3. Rachelle

    This looks so good and I am going to make it tomorrow. I have unsweetened coconut. Any suggestions on how to add in the sweet flavor? Thanks!

  4. Dawn Davidson

    I’m so looking forward to making this for my husband & myself. Can you tell me what would be the serving size per person?

  5. Nichelle

    I don’t think it is safe to cook in foil. Your marinade looks soooo good can I cook it in the Oven without the foil. I guess we will see. Can you think of anyother way to cook this>

    1. Hi Nichelle!! What you can do is, after marinating for an hour or two, roast the shrimp in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until shrimp turns pink, at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful because they cook fast. Also, coat the baking sheet with some oil or cooking spray.

    1. Hi Krista! I make the recipes about 3 times before I post about them. During those try outs I take pictures, and if there’s a picture that I like, but wasn’t part of the final recipe-run, I’ll use it. 🙂 With this recipe, I first went to make it with cooked shrimp, and that is why you see that picture. The second time I made it with raw shrimp and that worked out much better on the grill.

  6. Miriam

    This looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it! I unfortunately don’t have a grill, but for for how long and at what temperature can I make this in the oven?

    1. Hi Miriam! Yes, you can definitely make them in the oven. Fold the packets as per the instructions, place them on a baking sheet and pop them in a 425F preheated oven for about 12 minutes. Cut a slit in each packet or open up the top of the packet and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from oven and let stand a couple minutes before serving. If you make them, let me know how it goes. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  7. Haha.. I was confused when someone first said prawns. Whaa? Ahh.. shrimp Gotcha. And woohoo on the new camera purchase!! Can’t wait to see what beautiful pictures you share with it!

  8. Cathy French

    I didn’t open the new email until after I completed the rafflecopter. The correct newsletter secret code is beach not win. Thanks.

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