Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packets Recipe

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Mabel Published: November 15, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

These corn foil packets recipe is a Mexican classic made with corn, peppers, and shrimp grilled together and drizzled with a flavorful Mexican cream.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For The Shrimp Foil Packets:

  • 2lbshrimp
  • 2ears of corn on the cob,husked, cut into 6×1-inch pieces per cob
  • 1red bell pepper,deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1orange bell pepper,deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1green bell pepper,deseeded and thinly sliced
  • ½red onion,thinly sliced
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 1tbsptaco seasoning
  • 1tspbrown sugar
  • ¼cuplime juice
  • 2tbspfresh cilantro leaves,chopped
  • ½tspground cumin

For The Elotes Topping:

  • 2tbspmayonnaise
  • 2tbspsour cream
  • 1clovegarlic,medium, finely minced
  • cupCotija cheese,finely crumbled, or feta cheese, or fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼tspchili powder,plus more for serving
  • 2tbspcilantro leaves,finely chopped, to garnish
  • 1lime,cut into wedges


  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill, or a pan over high heat.

  2. Cut four sheets of foil, about 10×12-inches long. Combine the shrimp, corn, bell peppers, and onions in a large bowl.

  3. Add the olive oil, garlic, taco seasoning, brown sugar, lime juice, cilantro, and cumin; gently toss to combine.

  4. Divide shrimp mixture among the four pieces of foil, arranging the ingredients on the center of each piece. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.

  5. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through for about 6 to 8 minutes on one side.

  6. Flip, and continue to grill on the other side for a further 6 minutes, or until the corn is tender and shrimp are fully cooked.

  7. While the packs are cooking, mix together the mayo, sour cream, and garlic until thoroughly mixed through.

  8. Once cooked, drizzle the corn with the cream and top with the cheese and chili powder.

  9. Garnish packs with the cilantro or parsley and serve packets immediately with lime wedges, tortillas, rice, or other sides.


  • Calories: 450.30kcal
  • Fat: 20.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.42g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.00g
  • Fiber: 2.98g
  • Sugar: 5.58g
  • Protein: 36.75g
  • Cholesterol: 304.62mg
  • Sodium: 1647.68mg
  • Calcium: 238.00mg
  • Potassium: 735.49mg
  • Iron: 1.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 278.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 114.40mg
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