Caribbean Shrimp and Mushroom Packets

Caribbean Shrimp and Mushroom Packets

CaribbeanShrimpandMushroomPackets_jpg_8605188341 lb. fresh white mushrooms, sliced (about 5 C.)

1/2 C. couscous (uncooked)

1 C. thinly sliced onion

1 C. sweet red bell pepper, chopped

1 lb. extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 C. dry white wine

4 tsp. (1/2 stick) butter

2 tsp. Caribbean or Jamaican jerk seasoning blend*

1 tsp. finely minced garlic

3/4 tsp. Salt

2 ears of corn, husked and halved


Preheat outdoor grill or oven to 425EF. On a work surface place 4 sheets (each about 20 inches long) of heavy duty or doubled aluminum foil. In the center of each piece of foil arrange a generous 1/2 C. mushrooms, overlapping slightly; sprinkle with 2 tsp. couscous. Top each with onion, red bell pepper, shrimp and wine, dividing evenly. Dot each with 1 tsp. butter; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. jerk seasoning blend and 1/4 tsp. garlic. Sprinkle an equal amount of salt over each portion. Arrange remaining mushrooms over shrimp, overlapping slightly; place 1/2 an ear of corn on the side. Bring long sides of foil together over mixture, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion; fold to seal. Fold up short ends; crimp to seal. Place on outdoor grill or in oven, about 5 inches from heat. Cook until shrimp are done (on the grill for about 15 minutes, turning once, or in the oven for about 20 minutes). Place in individual shallow serving bowls; carefully unfold foil; serve. * Jerk seasoning is available in most supermarket spice sections. If unavailable, substitute 1 tsp. sugar, and 1/4 tsp. each thyme, allspice and ground red pepper.


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