Shrimp Boil Packet

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The trick to the shrimp boils is to get the fire going early and keep the coals hot. Goes great with dutch oven cornbread.

Shrimp boils are quick and easy, fun and fulfilling dinners, great for a Friday night when setting up camp.  Before starting the dinner, have Scouts gather and start a fire with hard woods for the coals that will cook the packets.

Meal: Dinner

Prep Time: 30

Cooking Time: 15

Ingredients

Quantity

Measurement

Preparation

Ingredient

2

lbs

peeled

Shrimp 24-36

8

ears

shucked

corn

5

links

sliced

andouille sausage

24

each

quartered

medium red potatoes

1

stick

sliced

unsalted butter

1

quarter cup

Old Bay Seasoning

Preparation

  1. Start boiling water
  2. Peel and devein your shrimp
  3. shuck and clean the corn. Cut into thirds
  4. slice the andouille sausage
  5. Quarter the red potatoes

Cooking

  1. Prepare 8 sheets of aluminum foil 16 x 12
  2. Melt the butter
  3. insert the corn into the boiling water for four minutes
  4. Start Assembling
    1. lay out the foil
    2. place eight shrimp per foil in the middle.
    3. place 5 slices of adouille sausage on top of the shrimp
    4. add eight quarters of potates on top of the sausage
    5. add three pieces of corn on top of the potatoes
    6. Bring the sides and back of the foil up. before you close it, add in one tbsp of butter, along with one tsp of bay seasoning
    7. fold the foil over to seal the package
  5. Take foil packets and place on hot coals for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve in packets

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