This keto-friendly Buttery Cajun Seafood Foils are made with cajun seasonings, shrimp, crab, crawfish, asparagus and zucchini for a perfect seafood bake.
The inspiration for these easy keto seafood foil packs came to me after visiting one of my favorite restaurants in Kentucky, the Seafood Lady. There’s nothing better than cajun seafood. I love these buttery cajun foils because clean up is too easy.
This easy recipe is made with the following ingredients:
- Tony’s creole seasoning
- kielbasa sausage
- parsley and butter
- other veggies, such as spaghetti squash or asparagus
Easy. All you need is sturdy aluminum foil, a large pan and some delicious seafood and cajun spice.
The day before I make my foil packs, I take my shrimp and crab out of the freezer (if frozen).
It should just take a day to thaw out completely and you won’t have to worry about quick thawing later.
If you are in a pinch and have frozen crab and shrimp, allow them to sit in cold water for about an hour or two to thaw out. Simply add them to your foil pack and bake.
best cajun seasonings for seafood?
My favorite seafood seasonings are Tony’s Creole and Old Bay. I frequently use them with calamari.
Either will work, but Tony’s tends to have more spice.
seafood foil packs on the grill?
With summer right around the corner, this is an easy recipe that’ll please your cookout crew.
To make this recipe on the grill, double up on the foil and add to your grill.
Grill until shrimp is pink and ready, about 15-20 minutes on med-high heat.
can I make this recipe with pre-cooked shrimp?
I recommend using fresh, uncooked shrimp.
However, if you use pre-cooked, add it into the foil packs during the last 5-7 minutes of cooking. Otherwise, it will get overcooked and become too rubbery in texture.
is seafood keto friendly?
Yes, seafood, such as shrimp, crab, and lobster have no carbs and are fine to consume on a low carb or keto diet.
can I make this with frozen packs?
Yes, if you’re making this foil pack from frozen, you can cook in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.
I recommend cooking for 22-25 minutes if using fresh seafood.
- Andouille, smoked, or summer sausage may be used
- snow crab, lobster tail or king crab are suitable
- crawfish, clams or shrimp make great additions
- cajun seasoning may be swapped for lemon pepper, garlic and smoked paprika
- This seafood boil leftovers should keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- Simply reheat in the microwave or oven at 350° F for about eight minutes.
- I do not recommend freezing leftovers from this recipe, as it is best when it’s fresh from the oven.
best sides for seafood
Instead of potatoes, I use the following for a keto friendly seafood foil
- spaghetti squash chopped into 1-inch cubes.
- asparagus or a healthy, green veggie (like broccoli or zucchini)
Keto Cajun Seafood Foil Packs
- 1 lb crab legs
- 1 lb shrimp uncooked
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 kielbasa sausage
- 2 tbsp parsley
- 2 tbsp Tonys Creole Seasoning
- 2 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Thaw shrimp by placing in cold water, if frozen. Rinse.
- Place aluminum foil in five separate bowls to create “foil” bowls.
- Chop kielbasa and zucchini. Add meat and zucchini to form airtight foil “bowls.” Top with parsley and butter. Add Tony’s Creole seasoning.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Your article doesn’t say when to add the shrimp and crab.
You’ll add them along with everything else at the same time. Thanks for stopping by!
So the crab is already cooked? I’m going to make this tonight and have never used crab legs. Could I take the meat out of the shell?
No, keep in shell during cooking. Thaw out if frozen first 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Making this tonight! Thank you!
How many carbs or calories are in a lb of crab legs please extreamly new to keto