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Easy Foil Packet Dinner: Grilled Lime Shrimp Packets

These Grilled Lime Shrimp Packets are low carb, delicious, and are easy to make. They are great for when you crave Mexican food but don’t want the calories or the carbs.

shrimp packet with red bell peppers, cilantro, avocado and lime

Move over fajitas – these shrimp packets are easy to make and will hit the spot when you have a craving for a taste of Mexico. Shrimp is naturally low in carbohydrates and tastes great when combined with lime and garlic.

The recipe for Grilled Lime Shrimp Packets is one of many tasty low-carb recipes in Keto BBQ by Faith Gorsky and Lara Clevenger. Let’s take a quick look at how to make this delicious shrimp dish.

How To Make Grilled Lime Shrimp Packets

For these tasty foil packet meals, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ pounds medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp fresh lime zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime quartered
red bell pepper, avocado, limes, and cilantro

Start by prepping the fruits and veggies. Once you have the limes zested and the bell peppers sliced, it’s time to get things marinating.

In a large bowl, add the shrimp, bell pepper, garlic, oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat. Cover the bowl and let shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Cut four (12″ × 18″) rectangles out of heavy-duty foil. Divide shrimp mixture (with juices) evenly among foil rectangles. Fold foil over shrimp to seal each packet.

shrimp and bell peppers sitting on foil

Grill foil packets 5–6 minutes on each side. The shrimp will be opaque when it’s done.

foil packets

Let packets rest 5 minutes before carefully opening them. Serve each portion topped with 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves and 1/4 avocado slices along with 1 lime wedge to squeeze on top.

shrimp packet with red bell peppers, cilantro, avocado and lime

If you don’t live near a coast and don’t have access to fresh shrimp, you can purchase frozen shrimp and thaw it in cold water. There are usually directions on the packet of shrimp on how to safely thaw it.

shrimp packet with red bell peppers, cilantro, avocado and lime
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Grilled Lime Shrimp Packets

Fresh lime juice and zest pack a nice punch of flavor with grilled shrimp. Feel free to add different-colored bell pepper or other vegetables, such as broccoli or cauliflower, if you want.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword low-carb, shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 302kcal
Author Faith Gorsky

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ pounds medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp fresh lime zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime quartered

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add shrimp, bell pepper, garlic, oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat. Cover bowl and let shrimp marinate in the refrigerator 15 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Cut four (12" × 18") rectangles out of heavy-duty foil.
  • Divide shrimp mixture (with juices) evenly among foil rectangles. Fold foil over shrimp to seal each packet.
  • Grill foil packets 5–6 minutes on each side. The shrimp will be opaque when it’s done.
  • Let packets rest 5 minutes before carefully opening them. Serve each portion topped with 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves and 1/4 avocado slices along with 1 lime wedge to squeeze on top.

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Notes

Excerpted from Keto BBQ by Faith Gorsky and Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT. Copyright © 2021 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

Nutrition

Serving: 1packet | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 357mg | Sodium: 1398mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 4mg

Keto BBQ 

Keto BBQ cookbook cover

BBQ and grilling season doesn’t have to be a challenge for those who want to stick to a keto diet. Thanks to Keto BBQ, written by registered dietician nutritionist Lara Clevenger and Faith Gorsky, we have 150 mouthwatering low-carb recipes that cover our summer favorites, such as bun-less burgers, grilled salmon, no-sugar BBQ sauce, cauliflower “potato” salad and jalapeno Cheddar “cornbread”.

The recipes focus on low-carb ingredients, healthy fats, and a variety of vegetables; they bring the party to every barbecue and leave eaters feeling full and satisfied.  There’s no hidden sugar in these delectable recipes.

The books chapters are:

  1. Introduction To Keto Barbecue
  2. Dry Rubs
  3. Brines and Marinades
  4. Barbecue Sauces and Glazes
  5. Condiments
  6. Barbecue Chicken and Turkey
  7. Barbecue Pork
  8. Barbecue Beef
  9. Sausages and Hot Dogs
  10. Barbecue Seafood
  11. Salads
  12. Side Dishes
  13. Desserts

Yes – even low carb desserts like Pecan Pie Bars and Chocolate Cake with Fudgy Ganache are in the Keto BBQ cookbook.

Look for this tasty cookbook at your local bookstore or at Amazon.com.

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