Cajun Shrimp foil packets are so easy to make, anyone can do it! Spicy shrimp seasoned with Cajun spices, Andouille sausage, and rainbow colored vegetables are baked together in foil pouches. They are fast and easy to make, and can be made ahead and kept in your freezer. When you're ready to cook them, just pop them in the oven – perfect for busy weeknights!
1tablespoonCajun or Creole seasoning
241 pound cleaned large shrimp
3ouncesfully cooked Turkey/Chicken Andouille sausage(Applegate, very thinly sliced)
1medium zucchini(8 ounces each, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds)
1large red bell pepper(seeded and cut into thin strips)
1 1/2cupscorn kernels
1/4cupchopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/4cupchopped fresh basil leaves
1/4cupdry white wine(such as Pinot Grigio)
In a medium bowl, combine the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
Place 4 large (10 x 18-inch) pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface.
Divide the sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, and corn among the foil pieces, placing the vegetables in the center of each. Top each with shrimp (about 6), sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the parsley and 1 tablespoon of the basil.
Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of the wine and about 1/2 tablespoon of the oil. Fold each piece of the foil to form a packet, sealing tightly and leaving a little room inside for air to circulate in the packet. The packets may be refrigerated (or frozen) at this stage.
To cook, preheat the oven to 425F. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet and cook until the shrimp is cooked through and the vegetables are crisp-tender, 13 minutes. Open the packets slowly, being careful of the hot steam. Transfer the shrimp, vegetables, and sauce that has accumulated to individual bowls or rimmed plates.
To freeze and heat:
Place uncooked packets into sealable plastic bags, keeping them level and upright. (Two packets fit well into a gallon sized bag). Freeze for up to two (2) months. There is no need to thaw before cooking.
Remove the frozen packets from the bags and place them on a baking tray in a cold oven set to 425F.
Once oven comes to temperature, continue to cook for 35-40 minutes.