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Low Country Boil Foil Packets

All the flavor of a stockpot full of Low Country Boil cooked, on the grill or in the oven, in the ease of a tin foil packet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Grilled, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Servings: 4
Calories: 459kcal


  • 1-1 1/2 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 smoked Andouille sausages preferably Cajun flavored, thinly sliced
  • 3 ears of corn cut into 3 pieces each
  • 1 lb red potatoes chopped into bite size pieces
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Old Bay seasoning to taste
  • 4 scant tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley leaves or dried


  • Preheat the grill over high heat.
  • Tear off 4 sheets of aluminum foil, each about 12 inches long. Spread each foil sheet out over a flat work surface. Divvy up the shrimp, garlic, sausage, corn, and potatoes evenly over the center of the foil sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and give everything a gentle stir, keeping the ingredients as 'centered' as possible. Sprinkle them with Old Bay seasoning, salt, and pepper, to taste. Give everything another gentle stir. Top each mixture with a sprinkle of parsley, a tsp of lemon juice, and a pat of butter.
  • Pick a side and fold the foil over top of the mixture to completely cover the food. Roll the top and bottom edges to seal them closed. Ensure it's folded so the seal is tight.
  • Transfer the foil packets to the heated grill and cook until just cooked through, about 15-20 minutes, gently flipping them half way through.
  • Pierce each packet with a fork or a knife to allow the trapped steam to safely escape, and serve immediately.


If you're going for a more authentic Louisiana-style boil, swap Cajun or Creole seasoning for the Old Bay.
To bake, transfer the filled and sealed packets to a sheet pan and bake at 425 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
This recipe easily doubles or triples, as needed. It also halves well.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 483mg | Sodium: 1724mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 5mg