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Foil Packet Low Country Boil

Serves: 4
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Ingredients

1 pound baby red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
1 pound large shell-on shrimp, deveined
12 ounces smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 ears yellow corn, shucked and halved
4 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1 lemon, thinly sliced
½ cup white wine

Instructions

Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are fork tender. Strain away water and let potatoes cool.

Tear off eight large sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil, approximately 18 inches, and stack into four double-sided sheets. Evenly divide potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage, and place in the center of each piece. Season the contents of each pile with 1 teaspoon of Old Bay and toss to coat. Add two slices of lemon and 2 tablespoons wine to each pile, then seal the edges tightly, forming a packet.

If cooking indoors, heat the oven to 450 degrees. If cooking over a campfire, light a fire.

Place packets on a baking sheet and cook until corn is soft and shrimp are pink and opaque, 12 to 15 minutes. Alternatively, if cooking over an open fire, place packets directly into the fire and cook until corn is shrimp are pink, 10 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking process. Serve.


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