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The Kitchn: Lemon garlic butter shrimp packers are a dinner winner

By Meghan Splawn, TheKitchn.com on

Shrimp on the grill is the very best shrimp there is — it cooks quickly and picks up smokiness and char. But you don’t have to limit yourself to simple shrimp skewers. Here, we’re taking inspiration from pasta and lemon garlic butter shrimp for a no-mess packet dinner you’ll crave all summer long.

The secret to cooking pasta in a foil packet is three-fold: Use a quick-cooking shape like orzo, make sure the liquid covers the pasta completely, and tightly seal the packets. Your protein and vegetables need to be relatively quick-cooking, too, so if you want to substitute chicken for the shrimp, cut it into small pieces so it cooks at the same rate.

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp and Asparagus Packets

Serves 4

1 medium lemon

4 cloves garlic

 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 pounds large peeled and deveined raw shrimp

1 cup dried orzo pasta

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