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Shrimp Foil Packets with Herb Butter Are Perfect for Grilling

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grilled shrimp foil packets
Credit: Hip Foodie Mom

Grilling outside is one of the great pleasures of summer — especially this summer. Cooking on the grill doesn’t have to be a big production, either. These simple foil packets make cooking outside so fast and easy to clean up that you might be tempted to retire your regular stove until fall. Just fold raw shrimp and vegetables inside a bit of foil, and you’ll have a light, summery meal with a ton of flavor and almost nothing to clean up afterwards at all. 

“We’ve been grilling a lot lately and making my grilled shrimp foil packets with herb butter,” writes Alice Choi from Hip Foodie Mom. “I love making these because they are so easy to make, versatile and you can make and customize individual packets. So, if one of my kids doesn’t want zucchini, I can skip that and just add more shrimp or corn to her packet. So easy!”

Each person gets their own packet of shrimp and vegetables. Pack it with baby potatoes, sliced corn on the cob, fresh zucchini, and some cherry tomatoes. (If you have multiple colors of cherry tomatoes, it’s even more fun.) Add a generous scoop of herb butter, seal up the packet, and let it cook for about 15 minutes, until the butter is melted and the shrimp is just cooked through. 

Making your own herb butter is very easy. Just mix softened butter with garlic, lemon zest, and chopped parsley, or whatever other fresh herbs you might like. It will melt in the packet and season the shrimp and vegetables with a zesty glaze that’s bright, fresh, and perfect for hot weather. You can also cook this just as easily in the oven. 

Get the recipe: Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets with Herb Butter Blend from Hip Foodie Mom

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