Camping Food: Campfire Shrimp Boil Foil Pack
When a person considers camping extravagant meals aren’t usually on the cooking list. Cooking a variety of tasty meals, like this Campfire Shrimp Boil, can be easy to make with little time and perfect for a group of hungry campers.
Campfire Shrimp Boil – The Goods
It starts with grocery items that are easy to pack and easy to put together in a recipe. Many ingredients can be versatile across most camping meals; planning across the number of days you will be cooking meals will make your camping trip run smoother and require less groceries to pack.
A traditional recipe turned campfire meal, this Shrimp Boil takes minutes to put together so you can let it cook over the campfire while you play a few campsite games with the family. Campfire Shrimp Boil is packed with a mix of corn, potatoes, sausage and shrimp flavours and a bit of heat for a full meal in one.
Spice up your next campfire meal with a twist, add Campfire Shrimp Boil to your camping meal plan. Or, this can easily be made at home in the oven for a baked version or on your barbecue grill with a slight cooking time adjustment.
*Don’t forget, how to build a cooking fire is key to cook times however you should be prepared to adjust times based on the look and texture of the food you are cooking.
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Campfire Shrimp Boil Foil Pack
- 1 lb of shrimp, peeled/deveined
- 4 ears of corn, husked & cut/snapped in two
- 1 lb of mini sausage links, or 1 pack of andouille sausage sliced thin
- 1 lb baby potatoes, mixed or red
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges for serving
Preheat the campfire for cooking. See the article How to Build a Cooking Fire.
In a medium to large foil pan place first 4 ingredients.
Sprinkle evenly with Old Bay seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic.
Place tablespoons of butter around the top of the shrimp pack and cover with aluminum foil.
Place on grate over the campfire for cooking, keep covered and shake occasionally using oven mitts to evenly coat with spices, butter and to avoid burning.
Cooking time should be approximately 40 mins when a proper cooking fire is used but a watchful eye is always recommended when cooking over a campfire. When potatoes are cooked through and the pack is browned, serve hot with lemon wedges for juice over the top.
This recipe can be oven baked for approximately 25 minutes at 425 degrees F, or until potatoes are cooked when poked with a fork. Bake covered.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404 Total Fat: 15.59g Saturated Fat: 7.615g Trans Fat: 0.312g Cholesterol: 186mg Sodium: 789mg Carbohydrates: 35.05g Fiber: 4.5g Sugar: 3.91g Protein: 35.27g