Shrimp Boats Are Coming (sallye) Recipe

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A touch of the Caribbean and a touch of Tex-Mex meet in a bar. They decide to get married and have a baby. This recipe is the result of their union.

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40 Min
30 Min


1 to 1-1/2 lb
raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 large
sweet onion, sliced thin
ears corn on cob
1 pkg
grape tomatoes (approx 10 ounces)
2 small
zucchini or crookneck squash
1 pkg
button mushrooms (optional)


1 tsp
homemade chili seasoning (link below)
1 tsp
coarse sea salt
1 tsp
ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1 dash(es)
lime zest
1 dash(es)
orange zest
1 Tbsp
dark rum
1 Tbsp
lime juice (key lime juice preferable)
1 Tbsp
orange juice
1 tsp
garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
1/3 bunch
cilantro, chopped, leaves only
2 Tbsp
olive oil or coconut oil



Peel and devein shrimp (or be lazy like me and buy it already peeled and deveined)

Thinly slice onion

Cut squash into bite sized chunks

Cut each ear of corn into approx. 1" long pieces

Cut 4 or 5 pieces of heavy duty foil approx. 18" square.
2Place marinade ingredients into large bowl with cover.

Mix well with whisk until ingredients are fuzed.

Add shrimp and all veggies except mushrooms to marinade

Stir until all shrimp and veggies are coated.

Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.

Preheat oven to 400º.
3Remove from fridge, add mushrooms and stir until mushrooms are also coated

Place one foil piece on large baking sheet in one corner, turn edges up slightly to prevent marinade running onto baking sheet

Place 1/4 of shrimp & veggie mix in center of foil, pull each side of foil up and fold over and "scrunch" to make an airtight seal.

Continue until all shrimp and veggies have been used. If you have leftovers, you can make another boat (pouch).

Place in preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes until veggies are tender and shrimp is pink.
4This can also be cooked on grill using same parameters

Good served with rice, spinach salad, and bruschetta and feta (links below)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Caribbean
Other Tag: Healthy