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Cajun Style Shrimp Broil Foil Packets (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This is a really impressive-appearing and popular healthified barbecue meal that is actually really easy as well. The homemade Cajun seasoning is low sodium, and you will not miss the salt at all, it’s that flavorful. Corn on the cob is a whole grain you can feel good about, especially when paired with summer green beans, and steamed with fresh lemon. And of course, we’re not using sausage in this version. This steamed dish will be a stealth-health hit of your next backyard party!
Servings 6

Ingredients

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Packets

  • 4 large ears corn on the cob, cut into four rounds each (This is easy using a large, heavy chef’s knife. Or you can buy frozen ones already cut.)
  • 4 cups green beans (a little over a pound)
  • 1 large lemon, cut into six wedges
  • 24 very large shrimp, peeled, deveined (About a pound and a half)

Instructions

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

  1. This will make extra, which I serve out in a little bowl with a small spoon so folks can add extra if they like the spice.

    Mix all spices together in a small jar or other container and shake. This will keep for weeks.

Packets

  1. I like to use peeled and deveined shrimp, because it’s less messy for guests.

    A large roll of aluminum foil

    Cut a piece of foil about a foot and a half long.

    Place 3 corns, a handful of green beans, and four shrimp in the center of the foil, arranged in a sort of rectangular pile. Lightly squirt with a lemon wedge and then add the lemon wedge to the pile. Sprinkle with about a half teaspoon of Cajun seasoning, or more if desired. Fold edges over so liquid produced while cooking will not leak out, and top is covered.

    Heat grill to high, and place packets directly onto grill.

    Do not flip.

    Cook for about fifteen minutes, until corn and shrimp are cooked.

    Serve in packets, with plenty of napkins!