i came across a baked shrimp boil in foil pockets. for larger groups, can i just use a disposable aluminum roasting pan tightly covered in foil?

  • Posted by: Canuck
  • August 7, 2018


Canuck August 7, 2018
Thanks for the insight
Nancy W. August 7, 2018
Whether you cook in a foil packet or in a tightly sealed baking dish, you are steaming the food. I think that the larger sealed pan will work just fine, as long as you don't pack it super full and extend the cooking time a little. Shrimp cooks fast and corn doesn't take much cooking at all. If you are including potatoes, it would help to par-cook them first. I think your idea sounds like a wonderful way to serve a delicious and healthy meal without having to spend a lot of time doing dishes after the party!
Smaug August 7, 2018
A little confused at the notion of a "baked boil", but I'll guess it's just baked; I can't give you a yes or no, but I'd be a little concerned that in a larger amount the heat penetration would change and the outside would overcook by the time the inside was done. It might work fine, though- any reason to use a disposable pan rather than a regular pan?
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