Shrimp & Bean Packets

Submission by: Karen Kooi

Cook’s Note: The following recipe has become a favorite of ours. It’s delicious any time of the year…spring, summer, fall or winter.

SERVES: Approximately 4



  • ½ c. Jack Rabbit White or Navy Beans
  • 4 heavy duty aluminum foil sheets about 18”x24”
  • ¾ lb. medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large fresh tomato, diced
  • ¼ c. green onion, sliced
  • ¼ c. chicken broth
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil, julienne sliced, for garnish
  • Grated parmesan cheese, as needed, for garnish
  • Bread or cooked rice, optional, served on side



  • To prepare beans: Presoak and cook as directed.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In the center of each of 4 pieces of foil, place beans, shrimp, tomato and onion. Drizzle with broth, lemon juice and oil. Season with Old Bay, lemon zest, and pepper. Seal packets allowing room for steam.
  • Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Place contents of each packet in a bowl and top with basil and parmesan.
  • Serve with bread or over rice.


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