Father’s Day Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack Recipe

Yes, beer and butter can be healthy! A little goes a long way in this simple low calorie shrimp dish, which is perfect for Dad’s special day. All of the ingredients are sealed up in a foil packet so the flavor can’t sneak out. It cooks up in just minutes, so there’s more time to spend with Dad.

Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack

Serves: 4


1 1/4 pounds of peeled and deveined large shrimp

1/2 cup of Dad’s favorite lager-style beer

juice of 1 lemon

5 smashed garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in pieces,

1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

Kosher salt


Preheat a grill to medium high heat. Lay out a large piece of foil and spread out 1 1/4 pounds of peeled and deveined large shrimp in the center of the foil. Pour in 1/2 cup of Dad’s favorite lager-style beer (give him the rest to drink).

Add the juice of 1 lemon (throw in the lemon halves too), 5 smashed garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in pieces, 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning and a sprinkle of kosher salt. Top with another large piece of foil. Crimp and fold the edges together to seal tightly.

Transfer the foil pack to the grill, close the lid and cook until all the shrimp are pink and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Let it sit for a few minutes and then (careful of the steam) rip the packet open. Serve with boiled potatoes or corn. Sop up the juices with crusty whole grain bread or cornbread.

Per serving: Calories: 170; Fat: 7 g (Saturated: 4 g); Cholesterol: 195 mg; Sodium: 830 mg; Carbohydrate: 4 g; Fiber: 0 g; Protein: 20 g; Sugar: 0 g

Leah Brickley is a Nutritionist-Recipe Developer for Food Network Kitchen.

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