Grilled Seafood Jambalaya Packs

This version of jambalaya is grilled in foil packets, resulting in a tender stew with a slight smoky flavor.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
3
cups water
1
lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1
lb sea scallops, thawed if frozen
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, undrained
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
to 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 6 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Cook rice in water as directed on package. In large bowl, mix cooked rice and remaining ingredients. Place 1/6 of mixture (dividing shrimp and scallops evenly) on center of each sheet.
  • 2 Bring up 2 sides of foil over shrimp mixture so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
  • 3 Place packets on grill over low heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 6 minutes, until shrimp are pink.
  • 4 To serve, cut large X across top of each packet; carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape.

Expert Tips

To pump up the heat even more, add 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce.

You can spoon the jambalaya from the foil packets onto plates, or eat right from the packets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.