When it comes to grilling nothing beats seafood. And my Grilled Seafood Foil Packet will definitely kick up your grilling game and impress your friends and family with your grilling skills!
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What ingredients do I need to make a Seafood Combo Foil Packet?
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make my Seafood Combo Foil Packet. In Chef Speak this is called the “Mise en Place” which translates to “Everything in its Place”.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed up the cooking process, but it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
How do I make a Seafood Combo Foil Packet?
Start by cutting off four 16 inch pieces of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil.
- Place the Halibut (or fish of your choice) in the center of one piece of the foil.
- Coat both sides of the fish with olive and season with sea salt and black pepper
- Add the mussels and clams to the sides of the fish, placing the shrimp on top of the seafood and placing the garlic cloves in the shellfish.
- Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food
- Double fold the ends, leaving a little room for heat to circulate inside
- Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet
- Place the foil packet on top of an additional piece of foil and enclose the package. This will help prevent leaks into the grill and offer a little more protection from the heat.
Do I have to use Halibut in my seafood combo?
No, you don’t. Any type of fish that you enjoy eating can be used in this combo. And don’t be afraid to adjust the ingredients. If you don’t like mussels, leave them out and use more clams or add scallops.
This seafood combo can use any combination of fish and shellfish that you enjoy eating. You could even add lobster to the dish using small tails, split in half.
How do I cook the seafood combo foil packet?
Preheat your grill to 350 degrees and place the packets on the grill grates. Close the lid and allow the packets to cook for 15 minutes. This will fully cook the fish and shrimp while steaming the clams and mussels open.
Carefully remove the foil packets from the grill and cut them open.
*The steam can burn you so take your time and be careful when opening the packets.
Chef Dennis Tip:
Never use a wet towel to remove anything from the grill, stove or oven. Heat will cause the moisture to become steam.
Can I cook seafood combo foil packets in the oven?
Yes, you can. Place the packets on a sheet pan and roast at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
Using a spatula, place the fish in the center of a bowl (or plate) and place the clams, mussels, and shrimp around the fish. Pour the juice from the packet over the seafood and garnish with chopped parsley and crushed red pepper flakes.
Remember we eat first with our eyes, so take a little time to make it look pretty.
This would be a great dish for entertaining. Make up the packets ahead of time, then it’s a simple matter of heating up the grill and cooking these delicious seafood combinations. Wouldn’t this impress your friends and family?
And the best part is, cleanup is a breeze thanks to Reynolds Wrap. Just toss the used foil and enjoy the seafood combo and the evening with your friends and family!
Thanks for this recipe! Would a little white wine and butter in the packet make enough sauce to serve with a side of pasta?
Chef Dennis Littley
that would definitely help and should create enough sauce for pasta. You could always drizzle a little olive over the pasta to help as well.
The mussels and shrimp don’t overcook in the time it takes to cook the fish and clams? In my experience mussels and shrimp cook in just a few minutes.
Chef Dennis Littley
the shrimp is on top of the fish which helps it cook a little slower. As for the mussels, in my experience they they open quicker than clams but aren’t fully cooked, so the timing with those is works as well.
Such an easy seafood recipe. I love it!
These are the perfect seafood foil packets .I let my family customize their own before cooking and they loved doing it. Thanks for another great recipe
We tried these over the weekend, and they were so fun to make! Turned out delicious too. It really is the perfect summer dinner.
Amy Liu Dong
I love seafood a lot, and this dish makes me so hungry.
I’ll be saving this recipe and will make this for this weekend.
This delicious and homemade seafood foil packet dinner idea is AMAZING! Such a hearty dinner idea.
A perfect summer seafood dish. So easy to make too with the foil packets…love it!
Rose Jane Carcedo
This brand is amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Love the idea!
Heavy duty foil is so practical when it comes to grilling! Nothing is more frustrating than the foil ripping and all the delicious food ends up in the fire. Anyway, this is just perfect!
Here in Italy we call cooking in foil packets ‘al cartocchio’ and you are right these foil packets are fabulous for when you have guests. I’ve done this with seafood and pasta but never with mixed seafood alone. On my to make list
This seafood combo foil packet looks really yum. I love it. Need to try .
We love seafood and we have a family birthday coming up, I think this is what I am going to prepare to celebrate, it looks delicious
I was excited to come across this recipe because we are going on a camping trip this weekend. I can buy the ingredients and prep the foil packets before we leave. Thank you!
I love making seafood for guests. This recipe is definitely easy, and perfect for entertaining!
we used to call these “hobo packs.” great for any seafood!
Ivan M. Jose
We love grilled seafood and we have them all the time. We’ve ditched using foil many months ago though and have switched to banana leaves.