Grilled Seafood Jambalaya Packs

Grilled Seafood Jambalaya Packs

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

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1 1/2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
cups water
lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
lb sea scallops, thawed if frozen
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, undrained
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
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.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.