Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!
Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

These grilled shrimp scampi foil packets are SO good, you’ll want to serve them with crisp bread to soak up all the delicious garlicky juices! When you want easy grilling, foil packet meals are perfect for weeknight dinners with easy clean-up!

My preferred foil for grilling is Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil which is a heavier gauge foil than standard Reynolds Wrap, which is perfect since you don’t have to worry about breaking or tearing, even with heavier foods and it protects food over direct heat.

How To Make Foil Packets

  • Tear off a 16” sheet of foil.
  • Center the food on the foil sheet.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
  • Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
  • Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet.
  • Grill covered directly on the flame according to directions.
  • To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 425F and cook 10 to 12 minutes.

More Foil Packet Recipe Ideas

  • Lobster tails with butter
  • Grilled Clams
  • Mussels
  • Shrimp Boil
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Clambake
  • Lemon-Herb Chicken
  • Zucchini and Tomatoes
  • Mexican Corn

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!

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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!
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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

224 Cals 24 Protein 6 Carbs 11 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!


  • Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil
  • 4 garlic cloves, 2 grated, 2 thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp, slightly over 1 pound
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • whole wheat crusty bread, optional for serving
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  • Whisk the grated garlic, salt, oil in a medium bowl. Add shrimp, toss to coat, and chill, uncovered, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  • Make foil packets. Tear off 4 16” sheets of Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil.
  • Place 10 shrimp on the center of each foil sheet. Top each with remaining garlic slices, 1 tablespoon wine, lemon juice, pinch red pepper flakes and 1/2 tablespoon melted butter over each.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food. Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside. Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet
  • Grill over high heat, 8 minutes. Use gloves or tongs to remove and carefully open. Top with chopped parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • (To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 425F and cook about 10 minutes.)



Serving: 1packet, Calories: 224kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 188mg, Sodium: 312mg, Fiber: 1.5g
WW Points Plus: 6
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  1. I would love to get the lemon-herb chicken foil packet recipe! Looking forward to trying all the others, too!

  2. How did you prepare the zucchini, squash and orzo dish?

  3. Another awesome easy recipe from ST! I used large shrimp & made it in the oven and it tasted better than a restaurant! Thanks Gina 

  4. This was amazing. The first time I made it, I did not marinate the shrimp. What a difference that made! Easy and delicious.

  5. Easy, tasty and healthy! I love this recipe so much. I’ve made this as an appetizer at a BBQ (everyone loved getting their own little packet!) and I’ve had this as an entree with veggies or a salad. Having some nice crusty bread to soak up all that goodness is an absolute necessity! It’s so flavorful! Tonight I’m trying it with fish instead of shrimp. I’m certain it will be great! Thanks Gina! You are a magician with flavor and spices! 

  6. This was excellent! It took a lot of effort to peel and devain all of the shrimp but it was worth it for sure. While the recipe calls to bake the shrimp for 10 minutes mine needed 15.

  7. Followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious!

  8. This is delicious and a simple summer evening dinner. My husband loved it. Served it on a Caesar salad for a perfect meal. Love all of your recipes. Thank you 

  9. Hi. Would this work with already cooked frozen shrimp? 

  10. Can you substitute scallops?

  11. Made this without the wine since I didn’t have any. Absolutely delicious!!! This is going to be a regular recipe for sure!!

  12.  I just made the shrimp scampi in foil-OMG!  So amazing. I’ve been wanting Shrimp Scam but I’m trying to eat healthy. Thank you.  Every recipe I’ve tried has turned out delicious . 

  13. What can I use instead of wine?

  14. This was so simple, yet so delicious! Husband said if he got this meal in a restaurant he’d be thrilled. Definitely going to be another keeper! 🙂

  15. I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make shrimp Scampi that wasn’t complicated. I can do this easy. Thank you.

  16. SooOOOOOOOoooOOO good and SO EASY

  17. This looks delicious. Could the packets be prepared ahead and frozen before cooking?

  18. So easy and tremendously flavorful!! One of the best things I have made from Gina – ended up doing mine in the oven. Will be a weeknight staple for sure!!

  19. This recipe is so good! I made it with potato gnocchi and roasted asparagus and and the flavors were amazing! Will definitely make again

  20. Yes I love foil pack recipies! Of course for camping they are great, but also in the summer at home so i don’t have to cook indoors and heat up my house more than nature already has.

  21. AMAZING, makes juicy shrimp, SO much better than making on the stove. Tastes like Red Lobster shrimp scampi 🙂 

  22. Gina…what do you think about scallops in foil/grilled?

  23. Made these tonight on our camping trip. Easy to make with minimal clean up. Absolutely delicious! Will be making this again.

  24. 2 for 2! This is the second dish I have tried from skinnytaste and both have been flavorful and crava-able. This dish is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I was blown away – tastes like we went out to a super-fancy seafood restaurant. I baked mine in the oven.

  25. I made this and it was AMAZING! I will totally try it again!

    DO you think I prepare the shrimp and foil packets the night before and just throw them in the oven when I’m ready for dinner?

  26. This recipes are so versatile! I love how they give the alternative cooking instructions! You always have options! And they are so delicious to boot 🙂

  27. I took this recipe and turned it into a light and refreshing stir fry.  It was delicious ? I have been trying to find alternatives to the salty and sugary soy sauce based sauces and this was perfect. 

  28. Could you use scallops in place of shrimp? Thanks in advance.

  29. These were delicious! I added asparagus to them for an easy side. Thanks!

  30. Made this tonight with a zucchini and squash mix with orzo and some grilled garlic bread. Delicious! The family ate it up. Will definitely be added to regular rotation. Thank you!

  31. This is SO delicious and so easy to make… especially during the week! Love the foil packet recipes So much! Thanks Gina

  32. I’ve made this several times now. I’ve started adding asparagus to the packets. Awesome and simple. We even made them once while camping.

  33. I love foil packets!  And shrimp scampi! Can’t wait to try your recipe! Thank you!!

  34. Yes!  More foil packet recipes please!  I can’t wait to try this!!  

  35. Yet another hit, Gina; thank you – this scampi is delicious. We grilled baby rutabaga and multi-color carrots (thank you, Farmer’s Market) for 15 minutes before we tucked our scampi packets onto the grill. Changes: Grating the initial garlic sounded like a prescription for Band Aids so I minced that garlic portion then I shaved, rather than melted, the end-of-recipe butter.

    Another simply perfect recipe, Gina.

  36. I love the idea of foil pack meals but because of the aluminum toxin release we don’t use it to cook. What other suggestion would you have? I use parchemnet paper in oven but that might not work for the grill.

  37. I’m going to try this tomorrow, can I use frozen thawed shrimp?

  38. Would love a recipe for grilled clams/clambake in foil packets! 

  39. Wow, this was just crazy good! I’m following the meal plan this week and grilled zucchini. I wanted my boys to get that in their tummy, so I chopped the grilled zucchini super fine and added it to cooked orzo with butter, basil, lemongrass, and lemon pepper. We also grilled corn on the cob. Wow! Just a fantastic meal, thank you!

  40. I made this tonight for dinner. Cooked it on the grill. Only substitution I made was chicken broth instead of the wine. Delicious! Served it with rice and roasted brussels sprouts. My husband said it could have been a restaurant meal!

  41. This recipe looks great and my five year old wants to me to make it for him this week! I have a bag of frozen precooked shrimp, can those be used as long as I thaw beforehand  and reduce the cooking time? 

  42. 40 JUMBO shrimp to a lb…doesn’t sound right…more like 16 to a lb. 40 count to a lb would be cocktail shrimp.

  43. Yes, more foil pack recipes please! I love your Cajun shrimp recipe. I’ll definitely try this one out too. 

  44.  This dish is absolutely fabulous!  I rate this a 10 out of 10, both for flavor and for being a low point meal to be used if you are a weight watcher fan. I used lime juice instead of lemon ( it’s all I had  available), Placed  some chopped cilantro in each foil packet  along with the other ingredients and baked in the oven as instructed.  Absolutely delicious, and my husband loved it as well! Combined with warmed whole wheat seeded bread and steamed broccoli-perfect! You were  so right about using the bread to soak up the delicious juices… It was almost my favorite part! 

  45. Since I have to eat gluten free I would love all of the recipes in foil packets I could get. Not only are they gluten free but easy to make, and for gluten free cooking that’s a big plus. Usually gluten free recipes can be full of ingredients, and time consuming…Thanks

  46. Can’t wait to try this! Do you need to turn the foil packets over while grilling or just leave alone?

  47. This looks like a great recipe, but I have a question about cleaning shrimp.  I buy the frozen shrimp with tail on, so I thaw it, pull the tails off, and remove the digestive tract.  This takes quite a while for a half bag of shrimp.  How do you prep your shrimp?

  48. I did not see the oven directions. Where are they?

  49. More foil wrapped recipes please!! Haven’t tried it, but planning on it, soon.

  50. Can these be made with all or part olive oil, to cut the cholesterol from the butter?

    • Dietary cholesterol does not contribute to heart disease, carbohydrates do. Its the dirty secret that that big pharma doesnt want us to know, that keep us paying for cholesterol meds we dont need. Dont take my word for it, do your own research. #lowcarb #keto #endbutterbashing

  51. Can you please post the recipe for the lobster tail foil packet

  52. Thank you for this. This is timely as I was invited to a bbq this weekend and we were asked to bring our own something for the grill if we aren’t into hot dogs. This is perfect!

  53. I would love to see a packet with lobster! Thanks for this ome – can’t wait to try! ?

  54. Can I replace the wine with chicken broth?

  55. We are going on a picnic this weekend. Perfect grilling idea. Thanks

  56. Love foil packets!! What side do you serve? Angel hair?

  57. Can this be made with parchment paper as cooking with aluminum foil is very unhealthy

    • I am doing this tonight! I have shrimp I have trying to figure out what to do with…
      As far as baking with Aluminum – it is found in many foods and medicines… unless you eat a foil pack dinner every night the occasional foil pack shouldn’t hurt you. There are far worse things out there! 🙂

    • No. No it’s not. ?

      Take your woo somewhere else.

  58. This was so easy and so good. I’m thrilled to have a foil packet recipe that does so well in the oven and (I hope) on the grill if it ever stops raining here.. I used large shrimp so needed more than 10 minutes, but they turned out perfectly cooked. Did roasted mushrooms and asparagus to accompany.

  59. Calls for 1 Tbsp olive oil but one 1/2 used in recipe. Correct?

  60. Any chance frozen shrimp could be used? 

  61. Yes to more foil pack recipes! 🙂

    I am so excited to try this tonight (it’s a perfect day for grilling).

    I think I will pair it with your roasted asparagus and some sort of orzo.

    Thanks Gina!

  62. These sound delicious! Could you throw some sort of veggie in the packets as well, like broccoli or zucchini? Would it alter the cook time much?

  63. This would be great with a parchment paper lining so the food does not touch the foil.
    Will try this soon. Thank you.

  64. What would you recommend as a side to this dish?

    Loved your cajun shrimp recipe! I’m sure this one is great too!

  65. Can this be baked in the oven?  What temp and how long, please

  66. I would love to see more foil packet recipes. The clean up is so easy. It is perfect for a summer cookout. Can you do these in the oven? We are going to have rain ALL weekend but I am eager to try them.