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Clambake Packets

I’ve long been a fan of things prepared in a foil packet—we’ll make them quite a bit when out on the boat or camping. This one, with fresh seafood, sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes, just tastes like summer on the shore. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked shell-on shrimp (16-20 per pound)
  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 26 fresh littleneck clams
  • 3 medium ears sweet corn, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or fully cooked andouille sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced


  • Divide shrimp, potatoes, clams, corn and sausage on 6 pieces of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with seafood seasoning. Top with lemon slices. Fold foil around mixture, sealing tightly.
  • Grill, covered, over medium-high heat until clams open and vegetables are tender, 25-30 minutes. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Discard any unopened clams.
Nutrition Facts
1 packet: 526 calories, 28g fat (7g saturated fat), 197mg cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • Butcher2boy
    May 15, 2020

    This recipe was great to take camping. I did some things differently. I had 4 people to feed, which going camping one always eats more. I wrapped up the potatoes, uncooked (but smoked Andouille ) sausaged and let those bake on the grill for 20 minutes. Then I added to each 1/4 packet Old Bay Seasoning, 2 tsp each, added the corn, shrimps and clams and baked for 10 minutes more. This recipe is similar to a "crab boil" that I make at home, so didn't want the shrimp or clams to be overcooked. It turned out delicious.

  • butdee
    Jul 21, 2019

    James if you read the recipe it says to divide every thing in to 6 foil packets not every thing in separate packs. I hope this helps

  • seanpa
    Jul 20, 2019

    My family loved this recipe! I did exactly what the recipe said; I divided the ingredients among the six foil pieces and I used the roasted size potatoes, still cutting them in half, and it was absolutely delicious!

  • James
    Jul 18, 2019

    The idea is great, however your execution of the recipe is way off. Your picture shows one foil packet with all the ingredients mixed together. Yet the directions say put all the ingredients in separate packets, and you have one to many packets for the list of ingredients. Do some proof reading.

  • Paul
    Jul 18, 2019

    The potatoes were still crunchy like apples so we put back in oven for twenty more minutes. At this point the shrimp were so overcooked that the peels didn't want to come off. Next time I will boil the potatoes for 10 minutes before adding them to packet.