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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Everyone’s favorite shrimp scampi without any of the fuss in these easy-to-assemble foil pouches! Prep ahead of time too!!!

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets - Everyone's favorite shrimp scampi without any of the fuss in these easy-to-assemble foil pouches! Prep ahead of time too!!!

I love a good shrimp scampi.

I love it on its own.

Over a bed of pasta…some polenta…you name it.

Any variation. I’m there.


This is kind of the best right here.

In the middle of the woods.

With unwashed hair and the same clothes you’ve been wearing 3 days straight.

So when you open your foil packet of shrimp scampi, it’s pretty much everything.

With a side of crusty bread to soak up all that buttery goodness.

I mean.

Let’s call a spade a spade.

This just tastes better outdoors.

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Everyone’s favorite shrimp scampi without any of the fuss in these easy-to-assemble foil pouches! Prep ahead of time too!!!

15 minutes15 minutes


  • 1 1 /2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill over high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, butter, wine, garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice, lemon zest and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Cut four sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Divide shrimp mixture into 4 equal portions and add to the center of each foil in a single layer.
  4. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet over the shrimp, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  5. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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  1. I am going to try this on a camping trip, and I’ve never cooked with shrimp before. How far ahead do you think it would be ok to make up the packets? Or should I just do it right before I put them on the fire?

  2. We are headed out for a week and I want to pre-prepare this can I re-freeze after prepping?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Do you have a Nutrition Value List to go with the Shrimp Scampi?

    • Hi Roger! Nutritional information is provided only for select recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”). Hope that helps!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this on the stove top, quick and tasty. 

  5. Hi!

    I am setting out on a camping trip this weekend and would like to get creative with food transport. Do you think it would work to prep the marinade ahead of time and freeze?

    Thank you,

  6. This looks great, but I am allergic to grapes, so what could I substitute for white wine?

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am vacationing in Mexico and made this dish last night.  I had to make some substitutions, but it was delicious!
    I used limes in place of lemons, basil instead of parsley, and no Rosemary. No pepper flakes, but a little ground red pepper for some zing. I baked it in the oven about 15 minutes at 400•

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I skipped the wine because I didn’t have it. Made it and it was so easy! My son loved the sauce, too. Thanks for sharing! 

  9. Geez people read some of the post before commenting. How many times does she have to tell you that you can bake in the oven at 400*?

  10. Made this tonight; it was excellent (even though I used frozen cooked shrimp which I defrosted before baking a ording to instruction in the comments)!

  11. I LOVE your recipes, and I will definitely try this recipe this weekend!

  12. What dry white wine brand do you use?

  13. Wowza this looks amazing. Speaking of same clothes for 3 days et al… Some friends and I typically trek out to the barrier islands for a few days of camping in the fall or winter, and we love to pack our meals into foil to cook over the fire! We take all our food with us, and this seems like it would be phenomenal for that. Since we carry everything to and from the island on a ferry and then on our backs/in small coolers though, we have to pack pretty light! If you were to prepare the raw ingredients in advance, what would you bag together and what would you leave out? Seems like the herbs and butter would be fine bagged with the shrimp, but what about the lemon juice? My instinct is to definitely pack the wine separate…

  14. This shrimp scampi looks so warm and comforting. Looks perfect to have with steaming white rice. Thanks for sharing such an excellent recipe with all of us.

  15. Why do people not read the comments? She has repeatedly answered the same question over and over. -_-

  16. LOVE THIS! I’ve been looking for new ways to try shrimp. The only shrimp recipe I have is Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya…which is good. But you can’t eat it all the time. 
    Thanks for including the oven instructions in one of the comments above. We only break out the grill rarely…and husband always wants steak. haha. 

  17. How would you prevent overcooking since you can’t see the shrimp on the inside of the packet? Rubbery overcooked shrimp are just heartbreaking…

  18. Will be doing this weekend for sure!  I have a question, can I remove tail shell before cooking.  It is a pet peeve of mine when I am at a nice restaurant but still have to remove the shells so I can eat them, especially when it is over pasta.  I think it would be nice to pour the packet over spaghetti when it is done and it would be terrific if then you could just enjoy! May seem a silly question but almost everyone leaves them on.  P.S.  I truly love your recipes, you have such wonderful ideas and make everything easy for anyone to recreate…

  19. Wow, it looks so delicious and colorful. I like shrimp, so I think I will like it. Thank for sharing!

  20. I’m SO glad I have shrimp just hanging out in my freezer. And a grill, although I think the oven question has been answered. I know what’s for dinner tomorrow! 

  21. next time, i bet you won’t leave out the oven baking temp/time instructions, judging by all the questions in the Comment section. i scrolled here to ask the same thing 🙂

  22. Chungha, I LOVE your recipes, and I will definitely try this recipe this weekend!  Thank you for making up recipes that are easy to follow!

  23. This was great….. love you’re blog. I bought you’re cook book, too. Eating my my through it. Life is good!!

  24. Thanks for the great recipe, any chance you liked to make this a series? A whole bunch of camping recipes would be great.

  25. What a wonderful way to serve shrimp!!

  26. EVERYthing tastes better outdoors. I love your cookbook, your inspiration, and note your unending patience at responding to the same request. You are the best!

  27. Is that indirect heat on the cool side of the grill or direct heat on medium or hot or what?

  28. Looks like we’re having shrimp for dinner! Thanks for the recipe and I’m opting for the oven version since the outdoor temperature has been in the 100’s lately! 

  29. For the oven what temperature and how long

  30. Can I do this in an oven I do not have a grill

  31. Can the shrimp be frozen or should it be defrosted first?

  32. Can’t wait to try this – it looks delicious! Can the foil packets be cooked in the oven? If so, for how long and at what temperature? Thank you.

  33. Can you do this in the oven?

  34. Thanks so much for the recipe  —  I love everything shrimp!!!  Since I don’t have an outdoor grill, at what temperature and how long should I bake this in an oven?  Keep the yummy recipes coming!

    • This can be baked at 400 degrees F until the shrimp is just cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

      • Sometimes I feel like the only one out there without a grill and have to figure out a conversion so I can use my oven. Good to know there are others out there without a grill.  Going forward, could you perhaps add one sentence at the end of the directions for those without a grill?  Just a thought.

  35. I am just curious, if I was to prepare this in the oven, What temperature and time would you suggest?

  36. Gosh…. shrimp scampi is awesome and these pics are making my mouth water.

  37. CAn this e done in the oven?    If so.  directions. please

  38. This looks delicious! So if you weren’t outside and wanted this, could it be baked? If so, what temp and how long?

  39. How would I cook this in my oven ?

  40. If you are not in the woods and want to use an oven, how long do you leave it in and at what oven temperature? Thank You!!!