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Easy camping food – Foil packet Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp

by Sarah Patel

Elevate your camping cuisine with the Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp foil packet recipe. This easy-to-prepare dish combines succulent shrimp, pineapple, and a flavorful BBQ marinade, all cooked in a foil packet for minimal cleanup. It’s perfect for adding a gourmet touch to your outdoor adventures, offering a delicious blend of sweetness and tang with simple instructions for campfire or grill cooking

Get ready to elevate your camping cuisine with our easy and mouthwatering foil packet recipe: Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp. This delectable campfire delight combines succulent shrimp, sweet pineapple, and tangy BBQ flavors, all wrapped up in a convenient foil packet. With simple preparation and minimal cleanup, these foil packets make for the perfect camping meal that’s sure to please everyone around the fire.

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  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your campfire or outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Alternatively, you can prepare this dish in the oven at 400°F (200°C).
  2. Tear off four large sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, approximately 12 inches (30 cm) each. Place two sheets on top of each other to create a double layer for added durability.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, honey, soy sauce, and chili flakes to create the sweet and tangy BBQ marinade.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the shrimp, pineapple chunks, red onion wedges, and red bell pepper chunks. Pour the marinade over the shrimp and veggies, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let it marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Divide the marinated shrimp and veggies between the foil packets, arranging them in the center.
  6. Drizzle any remaining marinade over the shrimp and veggies in each packet.
  7. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Fold the foil over the ingredients to create a well-sealed packet, ensuring there are no openings for steam to escape.
  9. Place the foil packets directly on the campfire grates or on the preheated grill. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  10. Carefully remove the foil packets from the heat using heat-resistant gloves or tongs.
  11. Allow the packets to cool for a few minutes before carefully opening them. Be cautious of the hot steam when opening the packets.
  12. Serve the Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp foil packets with your favorite side dishes or enjoy them as is for a delightful and flavorful outdoor meal!


You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less chili flakes, depending on your preference. Additionally, feel free to add other vegetables like cherry tomatoes or zucchini to enhance the flavors and textures of the dish.

Remember to monitor the cooking process to prevent overcooking the shrimp. Enjoy your scrumptious Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp foil packets, perfect for a memorable outdoor dining experience!

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Sarah Patel

Sarah is a travel writer and photographer, with a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and has written for several major travel publications. Sarah is also an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her love of travel with her love of the outdoors. She's always on the lookout for unique and off-the-beaten-path campsites

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