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This Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe is quick and easy to make with no fuss whatsoever. Toss the shrimp foil packs in the oven with veggies, garlic, and butter, and serve over some zoodles, brown rice, or quinoa. Simple and delicious!

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If you love shrimp you will love this Butter and garlic Shrimp recipe. It’s an easy and no-fuss recipe to make. Baked shrimp in a zesty garlic lime dressing, loaded with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini. We love this simple baked shrimp recipe so much we make it at about once a week! A low-carb, low-fat, healthy shrimp foil packet recipe that is perfect for those who meal prep as well.

If you’re looking for other delicious shrimp recipes, why not also try my Avocado Corn Salad With Grilled Shrimp or my Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp?

why you will love this recipe

  • Such an easy shrimp recipe! Easy to prep with only a handful of ingredients, all you need to do is toss the ingredients together in a bowl divide them up evenly between 4-6 foil packs, and place in the oven – done!
  • Healthy. Less than 250 calories per serving and packed with veggies, this is not only loaded with flavor but also goodness.
  • Utterly delicious shrimp. Baked to perfection, these shrimp stay plump and succulent with a mouthwatering lime dressing.

ingredients needed

With healthy, wholesome ingredients, this dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Jumbo Shrimp: The star of the show!
  • Butter (Melted): Melted butter brings a rich creaminess to the garlic butter shrimp recipe.
  • Raw Honey: Adds sweetness to balance the savory and tangy flavors in the lime dressing.
  • Garlic Cloves: Pair perfectly with the shrimp and vegetables.
  • Lime Juice and Zest: Provides a zesty and citrusy flavor.
  • Vegetables (Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, Corn): Add texture, color, flavor, and nutrition to the dish.
  • Chili Flakes: Adds a hint of heat.
  • Salt and Pepper: Balances the flavors of the garlic butter shrimp recipe.
  • Lime Slices: For squeezing over the garlic butter shrimp when serving.
  • Chopped Parsley: To finish the dish off with an herbal note.

how to make these shrimp foil packets

  1. Mix your ingredients: In a large bowl add shrimp, butter, honey, garlic, lime juice and zest, chili flakes, and parsley. Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, and corn, then gently toss to coat.
  2. Fill your foil packets: Divide the shrimp and veggie mixture and add it to the middle of the foils.
  3. Cook: Bake for 15-20 mins in a preheated oven at 425 F.
  4. Let rest: Allow to cool for 5 mins, serve and enjoy!
garlic butter shrimp divided into 4 foil packs with vegetables and lime wedges

Expert tips

  • Adjust the chili flakes to your level of spiciness. Or omit them altogether, these Shrimp Foil Packets still taste divine!
  • Shrimp will turn from juicy to overdone quickly, so do not overcook shrimp.
  • If you’re using frozen shrimp, make sure they are fully thawed and then rinsed well and drained.
  • You can swap to lemon instead of lime, for a twist of citrus flavor!
  • Using pre-shelled and deveined shrimp is great for ease.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use other sauces in this garlic butter shrimp recipe?

It’s so easy to cook with shrimp because it works so well with so many sauces and it’s the easiest to cook. And it’s especially good for these shrimp foul packets, as they are super versatile. When preparing shrimps for cooking you have so many options to go with. Simple butter and garlic, harissa paste, red pepper paste, all sorts of salsa, pesto, Aioli, oregano, fajitas marinade, miso, and the list goes on.

How do you peel and devein shrimp?

Using pre-shelled and deveined shrimp is the easiest route to go down, but if you want to go super fresh or you can only find shelled shrimp you can use them.
Pull the legs off first and then break open the shell on the underside of the shrimp and peel it off. Pinch the tail where it meets the shell and pull the rest of the meat out. Then, use the point of a sharp knife to pull the dark vein out. Make sure to rinse or wipe the knife off every deveining.

Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but it’s essential to ensure they are fully thawed, rinsed well, and drained before incorporating them into the dish.

How do you prevent shrimp from overcooking?

Shrimp cook quickly, and it’s crucial not to overcook them. Monitor the baking time closely, and remove the foil packets from the oven as soon as the shrimp are cooked to avoid dryness.

close up of opened shrimp foil packets

Serving SUggestions

We love this garlic lime shrimp served over noodles, zoodles, rice, or quinoa. That makes it a complete meal that the whole family will love! Here are some options to consider:

Storage recommendations

  • Refrigerate: Place any leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator, they will last for up to 2 days.
  • Freeze: Freezing will alter the texture of both the shrimp and the vegetables, so I don’t recommend freezing this dish.
  • Reheat: Since shrimp tend to dry out easily when reheated, so it’s best to keep them separate and serve chilled or at room temperature over the veggies or a salad.
garlic butter shrimp in a foil pack with vegetables and lime wedges

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Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Citrusy garlic butter shrimp packets
This Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe is quick and easy to make with no fuss whatsoever. Toss the shrimp foil packs in the oven with veggies, garlic, and butter, and serve over some zoodles, brown rice, or quinoa. Simple and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Raw Jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Limes, Juice and Zest
  • 2 Zucchini, large, diced
  • 1 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Flakes
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Lime slices to garnish
  • Small bunch of fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • In a large bowl add shrimp, butter, honey, garlic, lime juice and zest, chili flakes, and parsley. Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, and corn, then gently toss to coat.
  • Tear off four 16-inch sheets of aluminum foil and place them over a baking sheet, each one in its own corner.
  • Divide the shrimp and veggie mixture and add it to the middle of the foils.
  • Seal the foil packets, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before opening the packets. Carefully open the packets. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Adjust the chili flakes to your level of spiciness. Or omit them altogether, these Shrimp Foil Packets still taste divine!
  • Shrimp will quickly turn from juicy to overdone, so do not overcook shrimp.
  • If you’re using frozen shrimp, ensure they are fully thawed and then rinsed well and drained.
  • You can swap to lemon instead of lime, for a twist of citrus flavor!
  • Using pre-shelled and deveined shrimp is great for ease.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 33gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 391mgSodium: 1275mgPotassium: 447mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 33.9mgCalcium: 245mgIron: 4.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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