Lemon Garlic Dill Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets

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These amazing Lemon Garlic Dill Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets are proof positive that I “glamp”. Period. I don’t camp in a tent or rough it, I have no interest in not eating well and if you asked me the one thing I can’t live without…. it would be sea salt flakes. Or olive oil. It’s a toss up. (I wasn’t mean to rough it. Ever.)

Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets with Dill
Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets

This recipe is proof, you guys, that you are never going to find me in a tent again for the remainder of my days. I vow it. I am SO over tenting that it’s not even funny. Mike and I used to camp in tents, many moons ago when we were a) broke b) first married and c) broke.

Tenting was the way to go when you were young, dumb, in love with a young boy and didn’t care.

Now I’m old(er), not broke, still in love with that now-older boy more than ever, have had a taste of the finer things in life and won’t go back to tenting again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the outdoors. I still love fishing and hunting and being outdoors in general. I’ve just reached the point in my life where I have no interest in sleeping on the old, hard ground in a tent.

The fact that I made Lemon Garlic Dill Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets is enough proof of that, I tell ya. We camp in a trailer, at a lake. With full amenities. ( water, sewage, electricity and internet. I told you, I GLAMP.)

close up Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Potatoes with Dill in Foil Packets

I still love cooking over a campfire however, that will never change. I just happen to like it now with all the comforts of home. It’s also how I manage to get these camping recipes to you guys as well. If I was tenting there would be NO WAY I was hauling around these ingredients or my expensive camera.

I would also be too busy complaining to cook. It’s true. Let’s not pretend I’m perfect by any means. I would be an absolute CRANK.

So here. Enjoy these Lemon Garlic Dill Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets from the perfectly imperfect Kitchen Magpie.



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Lemon Garlic Dill Shrimp and Potatoes in Foil Packets

Lemon Garlic Dill Shrimp & Potatoes in Foil Packets. I rarely rough it while camping and these are an easy, delicious meal!
5 from 2 votes
close up Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Potatoes with Dill in Foil Packets
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Main Course
2 servings
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill weed or 2 tsp dry
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp 31-40 per pound, peeled and deveined - and STILL FROZEN!
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. ( just break the frozen shrimp apart)
  • Lay out two sheets of tinfoil ( double thickness). Spray with  cooking spray.
  • Divide the potatoes and shrimp evenly between the two.
  • Fold the tinfoil, creating a sealed packet.
  • Cook on the campfire, BBQ or in your oven until the potatoes are tender, around 30 minutes or so. Shake occasionally while cooking to prevent the food from sticking/burning.

Recipe Notes

The key is to use frozen shrimp so that they take longer to cook alongside the potatoes. If you are camping, cook these the first night!
I am a dill freak, so I double the dill in this!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 606kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 52g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 571mg, Sodium: 1786mg, Potassium: 1118mg, Fiber: 5g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Vitamin C: 42.2mg, Calcium: 404mg, Iron: 12.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Bob says

    You don’t mention how to cut the potatoes nor the temp for oven cooking. 450 for me took nearly an hour with potatoes cut small.5 stars

    • Janis says

      Same happened to me only I cooked at 350. Will parcook potatoes next time!

  2. Vicky says

    hello Karlyn
    you did not say how many potatoes we need

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