Cajun Boil on the Grill for #FishFridayFoodies

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Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm invited us to make seafood outside! She said: "Think of the type of meal you would make while camping or picnicking.  Foil packets, grilled on a grate, placed in a fish basket and cooked over a campfire.  Or how about an old fashioned outdoor fish boil.  Anything is game as long as it is cooked outside."

See all of our outside seafood options we're sharing today! 

These foil packets are the best! Perfectly customize-able if you know someone likes more / less of any particular ingredient. These are very simply but deliciously seasoned, all tucked into their own little foil packets and then you just let your grill do the work! I thought everything cooked up just perfectly in about 30 minutes - some of my potatoes were still a touch firm but most of them were super tender and falling apart. The corn was perfection with that little bit of Old Bay - YUMM.

Cajun Boil on the Grill 

4 small red potatoes, diced
2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each), halved
1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and de-veined
1 pound andouille sausage, cubed
4 medium ears sweet corn, halved
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon seafood (Old Bay) seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat your grill to roughly 400 degrees or so.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil and parboil your potatoes for about 5-8 minutes, they should be at least a little bit tender.
  3. Meanwhile, lay out 4 large rectangles of foil and divide the ingredients among them - 1 small potato, 6-oz salmon fillet, 1/4 lb shrimp, 1/4 lb andouille sausage, 1 ear of corn (cut in half). 
  4. Divide the potato pieces among the packets and then divide the seasonings, olive oil, and lemon juice evenly over the top of everything.
  5. Carefully create your foil packets by bringing the long sides together first and rolling down to seal, then rolling up the sides next to make little envelopes.
  6. Place foil packets carefully on the grill and cook 15 minutes, then check one for doneness. Fish / seafood should be cooked through and potatoes tender. Cook another 10-15 minutes as needed (mine needed about 30 minutes total).
  7. Be very careful when opening the foil packets as steam will be released! For ease of transport between the grill and kitchen, load them up on a baking sheet.
  8. Serve directly out of the foil packets if you'd like, or plate and serve with a bit of the accumulated liquid drizzled over all and another sprinkle of salt if desired!
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


  1. I love these full meal foil packets. Wonderful for entertaining outside.

  2. I love this! I want to have this for dinner tonight!

  3. Looks delicious! I love cooking on the grill with foil packets, yummy, moist food, and easy clean-up!

  4. That 's an wholesome meal, delicious!


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