Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets with Basil, Garlic and Red Curry Compound Butter

Grilled Shrimp Packets cook shrimp in a foil packet with herbed compound butter in ten minutes! Learn how to cook shrimp on the grill with this easy recipe!
Grilled Shrimp Packets cook shrimp in a foil packet with herbed compound butter and bread on the side.
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5 from 6 votes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Pescetarian, Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 142kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 -5 basil leaves depending on size
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 24 large (31/35) shrimp peeled and deveined (tail left on if desired)
  • fresh basil leaves chiffonade for garnish
  • Sriracha Sauce for serving, optional


  • In a mini food processor, mince garlic, basil, and cilantro. Add butter, red curry paste, salt and pepper, and process till combined. You can also chop finely with a chefs knife and combined the ingredients in a bowl.
  • On two pieces of heavy-duty foil, divide shrimp and lay in a row. Dot with the desired amount of compound butter (you can control the fat here). Seal tightly and place on a hot grill. Allow it to cook for about 10 minutes; you will notice the packets puff up when it is done.
  • Serve the shrimp straight out of the packets if you wish! Or plate it with chiffonades of basil and Sriracha sauce. Don't forget the bread!


How many foil packets does this make?

This makes 2 foil packets, and serves 4. You can also make these into 4 individual portioned foil packets.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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