Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cajun Shrimp in Foil

This recipe is not only super easy (my favorite kind) but also delicious and healthy as well. It's from a public broadcasting show (PBS) program featuring nutritionist Ellie Krieger. Her show, Ellie's Real Good Food, is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

The recipe shown below is to serve 8. You can adjust the ingredients, as necessary, when serving fewer folks. According to Ms. Krieger, you can also prepare the recipe, then refrigerate or freeze for later use.

Cajun Shrimp in Foil

  • 2 TBSP salt-free Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-1/4 lb cleaned large shrimp
  • 2 fully cooked Andouille sausage links (6 ounces total), very thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini (8 ounces each), sliced into [1/4]-inch thick rounds
  • 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 3 C corn kernels (one 1-pound bag frozen corn)
  • 1/2 C chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 C chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 C dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
  • 1/3 C olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Place eight large (10 x 18-inch) pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface.
  4. Divide sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, and corn among foil pieces, placing  vegetables in center of each. Top each with shrimp (about 5 or 6), sprinkle each packet with 1 tablespoon of parsley and 1 tablespoon of basil. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of wine and about 2 teaspoons of oil. Fold each piece of foil to form a packet, sealing tightly and leaving a little room inside for air to circulate in the packet. 
  5. Arrange packets on baking sheet. Cook about 13 minutes until shrimp is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender. Open packets slowly, being careful of hot steam. Transfer shrimp, vegetables, and sauce to individual bowls. (Makes 8 servings, of 1 packet each.)
My choice was to serve with a rice accompaniment and the remaining white wine. Grenville rated this recipe as a "keeper" with two forks.


Cheryl @ TFD said...

This sounds so good! I love shrimp fixed any old way but BG prefers it breaded and deep fried. I might just have to try out this recipe and see if he likes it, I'm betting he will. Thanks, Dorothy, for sharing the recipe with us!

diane b said...

It looks delicious. I have only just started to eat spicy food. I'm not sure if I could manage the peppers. I heard on the radio that trials and research indicates that people who eat spicy food live longer.

Lynn said...

Yum! You inspire me to think about what I might put in the crockpot this weekend. Hmmm...

Sandra said...

I love shrimp and rice and shrimp on or in rice. this looks fab to me

William Kendall said...

That's quite a meal.

Emma Springfield said...

That looks so good. Unfortunately I'll not be able to try cooking it because I am the only one who would eat it. Even so I am going to sace the recipe. You never know...

Connie said...

That looks delicious and so healthy!

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