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Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packets

Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packets are filled with Tex-Mex ingredients and flavours, PLUS the addition of creamy Elotes to complete your meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

For The Shrimp Foil Packets:

  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on or off
  • 2 ears of corn on the cob, husked, cut into 6x 1-inch pieces per cob
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

For The Elotes Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese, (or fresh grated parmesan cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves, to garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat a gas (or charcoal grill), or a grill pan over high heat.
  • Cut four sheets of foil, about 10-12-inches long. Combine the shrimp, corn, bell peppers and onions in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic, taco seasoning, brown sugar, lime juice, cilantro and cumin; gently toss to combine.
  • Divide shrimp mixture among the four pieces of foil, arranging the ingredients on the centre of each piece. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  • Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, about 6-8 minutes on one side. Flip, and continue to grill on the other side for a further 6 minutes, or until the corn is tender and shrimp are fully cooked. (If using the oven, bake in a preheated oven -- 400°F | 200°C  -- on a baking sheet for 25-30 minutes, or until done).
  • While the packs are cooking, mix together the mayo, sour cream and garlic until thoroughly mixed through. 
  • Once cooked, drizzle the corn with the crema; top with the cheese and chili powder; garnish packs with the cilantro (or parsley) and serve packets immediately with lime wedges, tortillas, rice, or other sides.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 588mg | Sodium: 2015mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2270IU | Vitamin C: 122.4mg | Calcium: 408mg | Iron: 5.8mg