These Low Country Boil Foil Packets are a simplified version of the classic Southern dish, cooked all in one packet, making cleanup a breeze. Plus, you can customize the ingredients to suit your taste.
If you love easy meals, you’ll love these Low Country Boil Foil Packets. They’re perfect for a summer cookout or party. Just gather your favorite seafood, sausage, and vegetables, then wrap them up in a foil packet for a quick and easy meal.
Low Country Boil Foil Packets
Low Country Boils are a southern tradition that is full of seafood and are typically held by individuals for their friends and family for a weekend get-together and on the holidays of Memorial Day and Independence Day.
With this recipe you can take the work and effort out of a seafood boil but yet still have that southern seafood boil feel and tradition. This Low Country Boil Foil Packet can easily be done on the grill, in the oven, or even over a campfire.
Why I Love This Recipe
Who doesn’t love a good low country boil? The perfect combination of shrimp, sausage, and corn all cooked up in one foil packet. And the best part is, cleanup is a breeze!
- Easy to make
- Always a hit at parties
- Perfect for picky eaters
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This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store. After one quick trip to the grocery store you will be ready to make this delicious seafood meal that your entire family will enjoy.
- peeled shrimp
- Cajun andouille sausage
- red potatoes, quartered
- ears of corn
- minced garlic
- Old Bay Seasoning
- lemon juice
Corn: You can use frozen corn cobs or just leave them out.
Lemon Juice: Lime juice will work in a pinch for this recipe.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious recipe.
- Mixing bowls
- Cutting board
- Aluminum foil
How to Make Low Country Boil Foil Packets
This Low Country Boil Foil Packet recipe is very easy to make and only requires a few simple steps. You will be so glad that you made this recipe.
Step 1: Make the sauce with butter, lemon juice and seasonings
Melt the butter and add the lemon juice, old bay and garlic. Mix well.
Step 2: Chop the corn into pieces
Husk the corn and chop into 1 1/2” pieces.
Step 3: Cut the sausage into pieces
Cut the sausage into 1” pieces.
Step 4: Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl
Place the shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes in a mixing bowl and pour sauce over it. Mix it well.
Step 5: Add the ingredients to a foil pack
Place the ingredients on 3 foil sheets. Double the foil for durability. Close the pouches and place on the grill.
Step 6: Grill the foil packets
Let them cook for 20-30 minutes until potatoes can be stabbed with a fork. Unwrap and eat!
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Do you want to personalize the flavors of this recipe to your liking? Here are a few of my tried and true swaps.
Seafood: Use any type of seafood for this dish that your family enjoys. Fish or even crab works great in this recipe.
Sausage: Not a fan of cajun sausage? You can use any type of smoked sausage or kielbasa.
Seasoning: Instead of using Old Bay for your sauce, you can add in some Italian seasoning and make a garlic butter sauce.
This recipe is perfect alone as an entire meal, but if you want to add some side dishes to this family friendly meal, here are a few of my favorite recipes to serve with these seafood foil packets.
Here are some tips to make sure that your Low Country Boil Foil Packets are a success.
- Make sure to use fresh shrimp for this recipe. The frozen shrimp will not taste as good.
- If you are using corn on the cob, make sure to husk it before cutting it into pieces.
- If you are using frozen corn, let it thaw before adding it to the recipe.
- You can also bake these foil packets in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes if you do not have a grill.
- These packets can also be cooked over a campfire by placing them in the coals.
Do you have questions about Low Country Boil Foil Packets. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
You can store these foil packets in the fridge for up to 3 days. I do not recommend freezing them as the shrimp will get tough.
You can reheat these seafood foil packets in the microwave or on the stove. If you are microwaving them, make sure to remove the shrimp from the foil packets before reheating. If you are using the stove, place the contents of the foil packet in a skillet and reheat over medium heat until warm.
Yes, this recipe can be made gluten free by using a gluten free sausage.
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Low Country Boil Foil Packets
- Mixing Bowls
- cutting board
- Aluminum foil
- 1 pound peeled shrimp
- 13 ounces Cajun andouille sausage
- 8 red potatoes quartered
- 3 ears of corn
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Melt the butter and add the lemon juice, Old Bay and garlic. Mix well.
- Husk the corn and chop into 1 1/2” pieces.
- Cut the sausage into 1” pieces.
- Place the shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes in a mixing bowl and pour sauce over it. Mix it well.
- Place the ingredients onto 3 foil sheets. Double the foil for durability. Close the pouches and place on the grill. Let them cook for 20-30 minutes until potatoes can be stabbed with a fork.
- Unwrap and eat!
Need to run to the store for a few ingredients first? Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can find it when you’re ready to cook!