Grilled Coconut Shrimp Foil Packet

May 16, 2019

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Foil Packet dinners are perfect for a weeknight dinner or backyard cookout with friends. The foil pouch ensures the shrimp is cooked perfectly in the rich sauce and toasted coconut on top brings it all together. This post is sponsored by Reynolds Wrap®.

grilled coconut shrimp in a foil packed

Grilled Coconut Shrimp

We’re all familiar with battered and deep fried coconut shrimp, but have you tried it grilled? It will change the way you’ve thought about coconut shrimp forever. Large shrimp are grilled in foil packet with coconut and lime until they are perfectly cooked. Then, I top with coconut toasted right on the grill and serve with fresh grilled pineapple. Amazing over rice or as a standalone dish, you’re going to love these!

shrimp in a foil packet, coconut in a foil packet, and pineapple slices on a grill

Tips for Grilled Foil Packet Recipes

  • Pick uniform ingredients. Since we won’t be flipping each shrimp individually, pick shrimp that are the same size so they cook evenly in the pouch.
  • Use high quality Reynolds Wrap® Foil. My favorite type (and one we always have on hand) is the Heavy Duty Foil. This foil is thick enough to stand up to the heat of the grill, folds and crimps easily, and comes in and Extra Wide (18” long instead of the standard 12”) so I don’t have to worry about spilling out any ingredients while filling my foil packets.
  • Prepare everything on a rimmed baking sheet. This allows you to keep your packets organized from the kitchen to the grill, and back.
  • Reach for the spatula, not the tongs. Tongs with sharp or misshapen ends can tear your pouches open and spill out our lovely cooking liquid. Since you’re only flipping your foil packs one time, all you need to do is gently turn them over and lift them off the grill when finished.

grilled coconut shrimp in foil packet with lime and grilled pineapple

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Foil Packet Recipe

This recipe was created to help you think outside the box for tasty foil pack dinners. I am thrilled to partner with Reynolds Wrap (featuring products I already use and love)  through the summer to bring you new and inspiring recipes. You can find more of my smoking and grilling recipes here on my website (browse the Homepage for inspiration!) on YouTubeInstagram, or our Facebook Page. Follow along and let’s make awesome food together!

grilled coconut shrimp on foil packet.
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Grilled Coconut Shrimp Foil Packets

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Foil Packet dinners are perfect for a weeknight dinner or backyard cookout with friends. The foil pouch ensures the shrimp is cooked perfectly in the rich sauce and toasted coconut on top brings it all together. It's a simple and delicious coconut shrimp, cooked on the grill!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds shrimp (16-20) peeled, and deveined
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 4 large sheets Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty foil Extra Wide

Coconut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 limes zest and juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to medium high heat (400-450 degrees F).
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the coconut sauce. 
  • Tear off four large sheets of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty foil. Place 9 shrimp in the center of each piece of foil, not overlapping. Fold up the edges of the foil to create a dish. Pour equal amounts of the cooking liquid into each foil pouch. Tightly crimp the edges of the foil pouch together. If there are any gaps in the foil, wrap in a second sheet to create a tight seal. Set aside.
  • Tear off one more sheet of foil and fold up the edges to create a flat surface with rimmed edges (like a baking sheet) about 6 inches square. Spread the coconut out across the foil in a single layer.
  • Place the shrimp packets, the coconut tray, and the grilled pineapple on the grill. Cook the pineapple for 2-3 minutes per side. Toast the coconut until golden brown, stirring as needed. Grill the shrimp for 6-8 minutes, flipping once, or until the shrimp is opaque throughout and reads 145 degrees F with an internal thermometer (you can slightly open a pouch to check the temperature).
  • Open the pouches and sprinkle with the toasted coconut and cilantro (optional). Serve with the grilled pineapple straight out of the foil pouch. Delicious on its own or with cooked rice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 2933mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 6.4mg
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4 thoughts on “Grilled Coconut Shrimp Foil Packet

  1. I wonder if you can bake in the oven too… has anyone ever tried cooking the shrimp in the oven…at what temperature and for how long?
    Thanks for responding…
    PS: if sprinkling a few drops of liquid smoke be ok to enhance the flavor of the shrimp?

    1. Yes you can! Just follow the recipe and use the same times and temps! You could use liquid smoke if you’d like to, I’m not a huge fan.

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