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Ocean Packets

Ocean Packets

Rated as 4.94 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:TerryWilson
"If you can't find clams, use mussels. If someone doesn't care for clams, double up on the shrimp and/or scallops. Baking times may vary according to the ingredients you select."

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon peel
  • 32 clams in shell, scrubbed
  • 32 uncooked shrimp, deveined but with shells
  • 32 sea scallops
  • 8 ears corn on the cob, cut into quarters
  • 32 large cherry tomatoes
  • 8 12x12-inch squares aluminum foil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Mix the butter with lemon peel in a bowl.
  2. Spread out the sheets of foil onto a flat work surface, and place 4 clams, 4 shrimp, 4 scallops, 4 pieces of corn on the cob, and 4 cherry tomatoes in the center of each piece of foil. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of lemon-butter mixture over the seafood and vegetables. Bring two opposite ends of a foil sheet together and fold over several times to seal. Leave room for steam. Fold the remaining ends over several times to seal the packet completely.
  3. Place the foil packets on the preheated grill, cover the grill, and bake until the clams are open and the shrimp are pink and opaque, 15 to 20 minutes (open a packet a little to take a peek).
  4. To serve, place a foil packet on a plate, cut a diagonal X through the foil, and peel back the foil. Garnish each packet with about 1/2 teaspoon of chives.