The Ultimate Guide to Seafood Foil Packs
Foil Packs are all the rage this summer and perfect for on the grill cooking!
Foil packs have been a go-to camping cooking technique for the foodie outdoorsy types. They’re extremely simple to make…pick your protein, add in your veggie accompaniments and a touch of seasoning, wrap it all in foil and… voila…easy, individually packaged servings of tasty campfire treats. For the home preparation, a simple grill will do (especially if you’re like me and wouldn’t be caught dead camping).
Here will map out all the seafood, add-ins and seasonings to make your foil packs fantastic!
Making your foil pack….
Making seafood foil packs are super easy…here are the necessary steps
- Step 1: Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Step 2: Cut a 12x12 piece of aluminum foil and spray with pan release spray.
- Step 3: Put in your desired seafood, add-ins and seasonings from the selection below.
- Step 4: Pull each of the foil's corners together and seal, creating a pouch.
- Step 5: Place on the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the seafood is cooked thoroughly (145°F)
- Step 6: Let the pouches rest for 5 minutes before opening (careful of the steam, it will be hot) and serve!
Pick your Seafood…
These top seafood choices are the perfect picks for your pouches. Pick 1-2 options.
- Fresh Shrimp
- Lobster Meat
- Mahi Mahi
- Crab Cakes
- Chilean Sea Bass
- Salmon Fillet
- Red Snapper Fillet
Pick your Add-ins…
These add-in options are a great flavor booster to your seafood. Pick 3-4 options.
- Corn on the Cob
- Spicy Peppers
- Shredded Cheese
- Snap Peas
- Cherry Tomatoes
Pick your Seasoning…
Seasonings are a necessity, will certain liven up your packs. Pick 1 seasoning and 1-2 herbs or citrus.
- Taco Seasoning
- Ranch Dressing
- Cajun Seasoning
- Seafood Seasoning
Some of my favorite combinations….
I love playing around with foil pack combinations and found that I have a few favorites….
Lobstah Lovin’: Combine lobster meat with onions, corn on the cob and peppers. Add in butter and season with salt, lemon and dill.
The Maryland Pack: Combine a crab cake with asparagus, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Add in some lemon, seafood seasoning and a little sprinkle of parsley.
Grilling Fajita Foil Pack: Combine shrimp and scallops with peppers, spicy peppers and onions. Season with taco seasoning and a sprinkle of cilantro.
New England Seafood Pouch: Combine mussels and clams with sausage, corn on the cob, onions and peppers. Add in butter and season with seafood seasoning, citrus, and rosemary.
Pesto Salmon: Combine salmon with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash and mozzarella cheese (fresh or shredded). Add in garlic and season with pesto and a touch of salt.
Buy Seafood Online
All the seafood is this article is available at our online store. As we say, ‘from shore to door, 3 days fresher than the grocery store’-all of our seafood is delivered right to your door when you schedule it, guaranteed! That’s convenience you need while meal planning and prepping for a summer filled with delicious seafood.
Fire up the grill and show us your seafood foil packs. Let us know your favorite pack combos using Cameron’s Seafood and share them on our social pages, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter be sure to tag us @cameronsseafoodonline.
About the author
Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron's Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.