Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets

Take Hobo Dinners to a whole new level! These Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets come together super easy for a quick and delicious supper.

Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets

In October when we met Monsieur Renaud, we had one of the most remarkable experiences of our trip. To meet a man who had lived through the German occupation of France as well as see the marvels of the Allied liberation of Normandy was pretty amazing. We all have fond memories of our day spent with him. Normandy is on our list of places to see again when we revisit France.

While in Sainte-Mere-Eglise on that cold, rainy day, we luncheoned with our French friend at La Pause Gourmande. There we had one of two French restaurant meals of our trip. The kids are still raving about it, particularly my eldest foodie. FishBoy17 has asked more than once that I make the dishes we had that day. These fish and shrimp packets are one of those dishes.

I’ve been sharing French recipes over on Good Cheap Eats since we came back. These recipes are quickly becoming my favorites thanks to their simplicity and ease of preparation. French food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets

This dish takes Hobo Dinners or Foil Packet Suppers to a whole new level. I didn’t think twice when the waiter brought us each a plate of rice and a foil wrapped package of seafood and vegetables. Simple yet delicious! See, not complicated?

(Okay, they did serve a Sauce Normande along the side which is more complicated than I want to get on most nights. I substituted butter, lemon, spice, and fresh dill to make up for my saucelessness.)

You can adjust the ingredients in these packets to suit what you have on hand or what your family likes. I tested the recipe with vegetables under the fish and vegetables over the fish and both worked fine. To avoid the fish overcooking, serve the packets immediately.

Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets

Lay out a sheet of foil for each person. I used heavy-duty foil to guard against easy leaks and tears. Add chunks of fish or shrimp, seasoning, sliced carrot and onions, lemon slices, tomatoes, and fresh dill sprigs. Wrap it up and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in a 425 oven. I slid a pan of Baked Rice in first and then added the tray of fish.

Dinner in less than 30 minutes. Booyah!

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  1. This looks delicious! You mentioned butter, but I don’t see it on the list of ingredients, nor in the instructions. At what point do you add it and how much?

  2. What types of fish do you use?

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