grilled shrimp scampi in foil packets

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 8 minutes
ready in: 23 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 4 oz. each


  • Heavy duty foil
  • 1 lb. unpeeled uncooked large shrimp, thawed
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons butter

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  1. Preheated grill to medium high. Make 4 foil boats large enough to hold shrimp and to seal.
  2. Place shrimp in a large bowl and sprinkle with juice from half of the lemon wedges. Add parsley, garlic, cayenne and salt. Toss to coat shrimp evenly.
  3. Divide shrimp among foil boats and top each with 1 tablespoon of butter cut into smaller pieces.
  4. Seal foil into packets by folding top edges together well. Place packets, sealed edge up, on grill and cook for about 6–8 minutes.
  5. Open packets carefully to check for doneness, shrimp should be opaque and curled. Garnish with remaining lemon wedges.
  6. Serving Suggestion: Serve with fresh crusty artisan baguette and a fresh green salad.

per serving: 220 calories, 13g fat, 8g saturated fat, 210mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 20g protein