Simply Healthy Family: Mexican Seafood Foil Packets #WeekdaySupper


Mexican Seafood Foil Packets #WeekdaySupper

These flavorful shrimp and fish foil packets are simple to throw together and make clean up a breeze. All of the flavors and spices are blended together and the the fish is perfectly flaky and moist being smoked right in the packet.

We spent a week in Mexico a couple of weeks ago and spent most of our days sitting on the beach and bobbing lazily in the cool waves. We made it into Rocky Point a few times to walk up and down the Malecon shopping for trinkets and treasures at all of the street shops.

Along the shore side of The Malecon the street is lined with countless fish and shrimp shops were men and young boys can be seen at the far end of the small doorless rooms busily cleaning and filleting large pink fish. 

Huge tubs filled with sea water sit in front of many of the shops home to giant white clams larger than a grown mans hand. I bought a dozen of these beauties intending to steam and stuff them but they didn't make the trip back home to Phoenix much to my dismay.

I did manage to make it home with 30 or so pounds of jumbo shrimp and flounder that were fresh off the boat. These made there way into foil packets to be thrown on the grill in a marinade of lime juice, cilantro and chile powder. Onions and zucchini steamed along with the fish and when they were finished on the grill it was all piled on top of a bowl filled with saffron rice. Served poolside it was almost like being back at the beach. 

2 pounds jumbo shrimp, shell on
2 pounds white flaky fish such as Flounder
2 large zucchini, sliced
1 large white onion, cut into wedges
3 lines, juiced
1 large handful cilantro
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons olive oil

I a large bowl toss the shrimp w the oil, lime juice, cilantro & chili powder. Sprinkle the fish with chili lime powder and cut into bite size pieces. Tear large squares of foil and place the shrimp, fish, zucchini and onions in the middle. Fold the sides of the foil closed and bake at 400f for 15-18 minutes. 

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and on Friday ~ Chicken and Pesto Skillet Dinner by Momma's Meals



  1. What a great idea, my kids would get such a kick out of unwrapping their own dinner! I am a big seafood lover, so this is right up my alley.

    1. The simple things are sometimes the most fun right? Hope you try these ;)

  2. This type of meal makes me want to go back to the ocean so I can buy some fresh fish and make this! Looks like the perfect summer meal.

  3. That sounds like the perfect vacation and what I need right now! I'll "settle" for this amazing recipe though - need to try this out next week!!

    1. HaaHaa, hope you enjoy! Almost like being at the beach :)

  4. WOW - Mexico sounds fantastic, and 30 pounds of jumbo shrimp would be heaven to me! This looks delicious.

    1. I have to admit, it's what I look forward to most when visiting Mexico. You can buy these gigantic, fresh shrimp for a fraction of the cost in the States!!

  5. I LOVE foil packet suppers, and this seafood version looks absolutely fabulous. No clean up is always a winner for me!

  6. Mmm, fresh caught seafood :) I'll bet this was amazing!

    1. Major difference when it's so fresh! ;)

  7. Fresh seafood...yum!! I would love to try this!! It sounds amazing!

  8. I need a seaside retreat with shrimp included. GREG

  9. This New England girl is excited about these Seafood Foil packets, Gwen! Looks scrumptious.


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