Caribbean Shrimp and Mushroom Packets

  • Yield: 4 servings


1pound (about 5 cups) white button mushrooms, sliced
1/2cup couscous (uncooked)
1cup thinly sliced onion
1cup sweet red bell pepper, chopped
1pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4cup dry white wine
4tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
2teaspoons Caribbean or Jamaican jerk seasoning blend
1teaspoon finely minced garlic
3/4teaspoon salt
2 ears corn, husked and halved


  1. Preheat outdoor grill or oven to 425F.
  2. Place 4 sheets (each about 20 inches long) of heavy duty or doubled aluminum foil on a work surface. In the center of each piece of foil, arrange a generous 1/2 cup mushrooms, overlapping slightly; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons couscous. Top each with onion, red bell pepper, shrimp and wine, dividing evenly. Dot each with 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon jerk seasoning blend and 1/4 teaspoon garlic. Sprinkle an equal amount of salt over each portion.
  3. Arrange remaining mushrooms over shrimp, overlapping slightly; place 1/2 an ear of corn on the side. Bring long sides of foil together over mixture, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion; fold to seal. Fold up short ends; crimp to seal. Place on outdoor grill or in oven, about 5 inches from heat. Cook until shrimp are done (on the grill for about 15 minutes, turning once, or in the oven for about 20 minutes). Place in individual shallow serving bowls; carefully unfold foil; serve.
Note: Jerk seasoning is available in most supermarket spice sections. If unavailable, substitute 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon each time, allspice and ground red pepper.
Recipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council’s Mushroom Channel