shrimp en papillote

Shrimp en papillote (or shrimp in parchment) is something I like to make year-round, but it’s especially ideal during the summer months. It’s the perfect lazy day dinner that takes only a few minutes to prepare and cook. It’s fresh-tasting, light and since it’s cooked in parchment paper, a cinch to clean. I’d call it a one-pot meal, except there’s no pot involved. So, one en papillote meal…if you will?

Shrimp en Papillote (adapted from Emeril Lagasse)
serves 1

1 teaspoon olive oil
1-2 handfuls broccoli florets
1-2 handfuls mushrooms, sliced
1 small handful red and/or yellow peppers.
1 small handful green beans
1 small shallot, peeled and sliced
8-10 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger (optional)
Ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F/204 degrees C.
Brush an 18-inch long sheet of parchment paper with the olive oil. 
Working on 1/2 of the parchment paper, layer the broccoli, mushrooms, shallots, peppers, green beans and then the shrimp. 
Drizzle with the sesame oil and soy sauce.
Season with the pepper.
Fold the parchment over the contents so that the corners meet. Fold the edges together repeatedly, 4 to 5 times, creasing it at every fold, to make an airtight seal on all sides (watch this video at 2:55 if you need a visual aid).

Place the packet on a sheet pan and into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the packets are puffed and the shrimp is cooked through. 
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and open the packets carefully, as there will be a lot of steam escaping.
Serve immediately.


10 responses to “shrimp en papillote”

  1. S T E P H A N I E L E A N N says:

    Yum! I love recipes like these for summer – fresh and light! I've bookmarked this one.

  2. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    This sounds absolutely divine–and I know John would go crazy for it!

  3. sherri lynn says:

    Oh this sounds delicious! I just bought some shrimp this week because I want to try more shrimp recipes out. And I remember watching Rachel Ray on FN one time cooking fish in parchment packets and I thought it was brilliant!

  4. Pink Ronnie says:

    Looks AAAAmazing.
    I love prawns – Rick doesn't, so I'm the one at home who gets to gobble them all up.
    Ronnie xo

  5. Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} says:

    Mmm…this meal looks fresh and healthy! Definitely perfect for a hot summer evening.

  6. SreeBindu says:

    that shrimp look incredible..yumm :)

  7. LatteLisa LisaHjalt says:

    This looks so good!

    I wish I could get my gang to eat shrimps. I'm the only one in this household that wants them. I'm bookmarking this one and making it on a day when I'm home alone 😉

  8. rita says:

    how to make the parchment paper round?

    • jillian m. says:

      There’s a link in the post that directs you to a Youtube video that shows you how to tuck in the sides of the parchment paper. It’s basically just folding the ends in until it’s sealed.

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