These Mediterranean Shrimp Foil Packets are the best recipe to make on the grill this summer!
If you’re looking for a recipe that is very simple to prepare… something that’s an all-in-one kind of dinner with delicious ingredients and very little cleanup… then this is it. You’ll need heavy duty foil to create the packets for cooking these Mediterranean Shrimp Foil Packets, and you can either cook them on your gas grill or in the oven.
This recipe was created in partnership with Red Gold Tomatoes. They’re a fourth generation, made-in-the-USA, family owned company that has been creating tomato products for over 75 years. The Reichart Family partners with local family farms that they personally know, and their mission is to provide the freshest, best-tasting tomato products in the world.
I’ve been using their products in my recipes– different varieties of diced tomatoes, ketchup and salsa– and I must say that I’m a fan. They really are a high quality, great-tasting brand. Check their Store Locator to see where they are sold near you.
Ingredients needed for Mediterranean Shrimp Foil Packets:
- couscous and hot chicken broth
- Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano
- peeled & de-veined shrimp
- zucchini and red onion
- sliced lemon
- crumbled feta cheese
How to Make Mediterranean Shrimp Foil Packets:
First, you’ll combine the shrimp with the Red Gold Tomatoes. What I love about this variety of diced tomatoes is that they already have spices mixed in (basil, garlic and oregano). So there’s no need to add spice to this recipe since the flavors are already there. In another bowl, you’ll combine the couscous with the tomato juice from the Red Gold Diced Tomato can and some chicken broth.
To assemble, you’ll layer two sheets of heavy duty foil on top of each other, and spray the middles with nonstick spray. This recipe makes four packets, so you’ll make four of those. In the center of each, divide the couscous, shrimp and tomatoes, zucchini, red onion, a little bit of salt and some sliced lemon. To create the packets, bring the foil up and over the shrimp mixture and crimp to seal. Fold up the ends to seal the sides too.
Preheat your grill to medium– about 350 degrees F. Place the packets on the grill and close the lid. Set your timer for 13 minutes. When the timer buzzes, open up the grill and open up one of the packets to check doneness. The shrimp should be cooked through- pink in color and curled up.
Remove the packets from the grill, and open them up. At this point, you can sprinkle feta cheese crumbles and some chopped fresh Italian parsley on top.
This is a very casual dinner, so it’s completely okay to serve them right as they are in the foil. Simply transfer them to plates and enjoy this meal directly out of the foil.
If you prefer, you can use a wide spatula to transfer all of the contents of the foil packets onto plates and serve them that way instead.
The shrimp is super delicious combined with the spiced up Red Gold Tomatoes, added zucchini and a tomato-infused couscous. Lemon flavor and feta cheese crumbles round out the meal nicely.
Check out the Red Gold Tomatoes website for more recipe inspiration using their products.
Here are a few more shrimp recipes you might like to try:
- Garlic Lime Shrimp
- Pad Thai Shrimp
- Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs
- Barbecued Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce
- Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
- Honey Walnut Shrimp
Mediterranean Shrimp Foil Packets
- 8 sheets heavy duty aluminum foil (12" x 14")
- 20 ounces (32 shrimp) large shrimp, peeled & de-veined
- 1 14.5-ounce can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano
- 1 1/3 cups couscous
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, heated
- 1 medium zucchini, diced
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- Kosher salt
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
- chopped fresh Italian parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your gas grill to medium-high heat.
- Drain the tomato juices into a one-cup measuring cup. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the drained tomatoes. Add chicken broth to the tomato juices in the measuring cup to measure one cup. Heat in the microwave until very warm. In a separate bowl, combine the couscous with the hot tomato broth and let the couscous absorb the liquid.
- Layer two sheets of foil on top of each other to create strong baking vessels. You'll be assembling four packets. Spray the center of each with nonstick spray.
- Divide the couscous between the foil packets, spooning it into the center of each.
- Spoon shrimp and tomato mixture on top of the couscous, dividing to make sure that each foil packet gets 8 shrimp. Add zucchini and onion on top of each packet, add a sprinkle of kosher salt, and then divide the lemon slices among the packets.
- Wrap the foil and crimp the edges to seal. Grill sealed-side-up until the shrimp are cooked through- 12 to 14 minutes.
- Remove the packets from the grill and carefully open them. Sprinkle with feta cheese and parsley and serve.
- Alternately, you can cook these foil packets in the oven on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 degrees F.
Would I be able to substitute rice for the couscous?
No, I’m afraid it won’t cook up the same (quickly) as couscous would).
My husband doesn’t eat shrimp. Has anyone tried this with fish, specifically cod or haddock?
I haven’t tried it with anything but shrimp, but I would think a small piece of fish in there instead of shrimp would work great!
Hi there, the recipe doesn’t have the number of ounces of shrimp. How much shrimp is it? 2 pounds? Thanks!
Oops! 32 large shrimp should be a little over pound. Sorry about that.
Foil packets are my favorite dinners in the summer! These are so easy to make and delicious!
Such a yummy and easy recipe for the grill! So much flavor!
This was really tasty! A new favorite meal at my house!
We love foil packet dinners — makes evenings so much easier!
These foil packs are sooo amazing! So easy, so flavorful, and such a hit! Thanks for sharing!