Pineapple Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets


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Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets taste light and fresh! Tender crisp veggies, succulent shrimp all served on a bed of rice for a complete meal ready in minutes (with almost no clean up); this is truly the perfect summer meal! When the temperature rises, easy meal prep and even easier clean up is my kind of meal! 

Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packet with fork in it

I love cook foil packets in the summer (and I’m kind of addicted to Parmesan Chicken Foil Packets)! Not only does foil make the cleanup a snap, but you can prepare your meal in advance and for some reason everything just tastes better in packets. Mornings are my favorite time to prepare my meals for the day because as the day draws on, the heat creeps up and I literally don’t want to move when it gets so hot!

These Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets use wholesome, fresh ingredients which are light and delicious any time! While this recipe calls for peppers and snap peas, baby corn and mushrooms would be awesome too (and fresh bean sprouts when serving for a cool crisp crunch). I used pineapple for sweetness but again, this recipe is so versatile that mango chunks would be equally delicious. Don’t be afraid to try out your own favorite fruit and veggie combination!

uncooked Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets

If you cook anything like I do, you’re always wondering what to do with left over rice in your fridge! There are many great options such as My Favorite Fried Rice recipe or Broccoli Rice Casserole From Scratch. Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets are no exception because leftover rice can definitely be enjoyed in this recipe. Since these shrimp foil packets cook for just minutes, the rice is never mushy – just heated to perfection!

If you prefer, you can always prepare this dish without the rice in the packets and simply cook fresh rice to serve on the side. Another tasty option is to serve this with noodles instead of rice. If you would like to add an extra serving of veggies, try serving this recipe along with Cauliflower Rice in place of regular rice or noodles.

two Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets side by side

Tips for Perfect Shrimp in Foil Packets

  • Cut your foil 12″x18″ or larger.  This gives you enough foil to completely seal the packet.
  • Spray the foil well with no stick spray (or use no-stick foil) as the sweet sauce can stick to the foil.
  • Start the cooking with the shrimp side down.
  • When cooking the rice IN the packets, I’ve had the best results with packaged pre-cooked rice found here.  If using homemade rice, ensure it is cold (and slightly undercooked by about 1 minute) so it doesn’t get mushy or cook and serve the rice on the side.
  • Choose a thicker teriyaki sauce (or a teriyaki baste) for the the best results.
  • Add fresh ginger and/or garlic to the tossed veggies for extra flavor.

Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets with rice and peas and peppers

When choosing your teriyaki sauce, be sure to choose one that is very thick. Many sauces are almost as thin as soy sauce and this will not give you the outcome you want! Also be sure to allow the foil packets to rest for about 5 minutes after you remove from the grill. Not only will they be slightly cooler when you cut into them, but the rice will have had time to absorb some of the delicious juices!

I topped each opened packet with sesame seeds and green onion for garnish. Another great idea is to add fresh bean sprouts or crispy wonton strips to your packets immediately after opening. This will add a delicious crunch to the already perfectly tender crisp veggies and succulent shrimp!

Teriyaki Shrimp with rice and peppers on plate

Add Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets to your summer menu and you will not be disappointed! I am even planning on taking these on my next camping trip! What a surprising and delicious change from hot dogs and burgers (I still love those too, so I will need to make room in my cooler to fit it all!).

Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packet with fork in it
4.45 from 9 votes
Review Recipe

Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
When the temperature rises, easy meal prep and even easier clean up is my kind of meal! Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets taste light and fresh! Tender crisp veggies, succulent shrimp all served on a bed of rice for a complete meal ready in minutes, truly a dream come true!

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces pineapple chunks 1 can drained
  • 2 cups ready to serve rice or cold cooked
  • 2 large red bell peppers cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 1 large green pepper cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 3 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 ½ cups teriyaki sauce divided
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

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Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium high heat (425°F). Prepare 4 sheets (12 x 18 inch) of heavy-duty foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, red and green peppers, sugar snap peas, garlic, ginger and 1 cup teriyaki sauce. Toss to coat evenly.
  • On each foil sheet divide evenly (in order) rice, vegetable mixture and shrimp.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and finally drizzle with the remaining ½ cup teriyaki sauce.
  • Seal each foil packet well and place on hot grill shrimp side down.
  • Cook 5 minutes, flip over and cook rice side down for an additional 4 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. Carefully fold back foil and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Drizzle with additional teriyaki sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to choose a teriyaki sauce that is thick. Ready to serve rice produces the best results in this recipe. If you are using homemade rice, ensure it is cold when adding to the packets or serve the rice on the side cooking just the vegetables and shrimp as directed.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 527, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 285mg, Sodium: 5318mg, Potassium: 912mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 3595IU, Vitamin C: 163.5mg, Calcium: 264mg, Iron: 6.8mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Shrimp Foil Packets
Course Dinner
Cuisine American

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  1. These recipes look so easy to put together doesn’t take long to cook, it looks beautiful when it’s served can’t wait to try one

  2. Are you sure about the sodium amount in the Nutrition information? Over 5000 mg? And over 40 grams of sugar!
    The recipe sounds delicious but I’m concerned mostly about the high sodium level. Anyway to trim it back?

    1. Hi Janet, most of the sodium is coming from the teriyaki sauce. To reduce sodium choose a low sodium sauce or try making your own teriyaki sauce so you can control the ingredients that go into it. :)

  3. Do you think sweet &sour sauce in place of teriyaki sauce would work, ( don’t really care for teriyaki sauce much )? thanks

    1. While I have only made this as written, I think that sounds like a tasty variation Freda!

  4. I’m asking about the shrimp. You don’t say whether you are using raw or cooked shrimp or what size as the latter will depend on the cooking time. Help.5 stars

    1. The shrimp is raw, medium sized. Most shrimp will cook in the time in the recipe. If your shrimp is large, you may want to add a couple of minutes if you find it is not quite cooked through. Enjoy Shirley!

  5. I love this with Shrimp but wonder about converting it to make with Chicken?? Any suggestion…I have a couple of friends who do not eat Shrimp, Thanx.

    1. This would work with diced chicken. You may need to adjust the cooking time to ensure the chicken cooks through and reaches 165 degrees.

  6. My family was very disappointed. It sounded good, but it came out more like a soup, even though I used a teriyaki baste. Nobody in my family really liked the taste.1 star

    1. I would suggest using a teriyaki sauce that says it can be used as a baste as well as they’re generally thicker. If you turn the bottle upside down at the store, you can generally see which brand is thicker than the others.

    1. Is it possible to use frozen shrimp? I’m not a sea food eater but my other half is and was hoping I could make this but I can’t foresee myself deveining and he doesn’t want to do it himself.

  7. I had my 8 and 12 year old help make this and we loved it! I was a little hesitant with all the veggies, but it was amazing. Thank you and trying your Parmesan chicken foil recipe tomorrow. :) 5 stars

  8. These foil packets look delicious! We are going camping soon and this will be perfect for us, a nice change from sausages and burgers!5 stars

  9. This looks and sounds so succulent and tasty! Love this kind of easy meals, plus the foil package is great to preserve all the juices and flavors!

  10. I love the idea to make these in foil packets! This looks sooooo scrumptious!

  11. I’d like to try this, but neither of us likes green peppers and my DH doesn’t like red peppers either. What can I use instead.

    1. You can use any vegetable that doesn’t take a long time to cook, zucchini, mushrooms, baby corn, broccoli etc.

  12. What a great idea! I love foil packets, finicky kids can really get a kick out of making their own. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  13. Love the ease of foil packets!

    And your new site….sooooo beautiful! Everything about it is just gorgeous!

    1. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you Donna! I would suggest baking these about 15-18 minutes at 425 degrees in the oven or just until the shrimp is cooked.

  14. Wow, Look delicious and yummy. I love cooking. I will try to make this in my house party I hope so my friends like it. This is a very different recipe to another. Thanks to share this healthy recipe with us.