Fish (or shrimp) and Vegetables in Foil Packets | Sourdough Bread

Here’s a reader suggestion (thanks, Betsy!) for an easy and delicious summer dinner, easily customized to suit your family’s tastes. Cooking in foil, either in the oven or on the grill, is virtually hassle-free, both for prep and for clean-up, and it preserves the moisture and flavor of whatever you’re cooking. For a basic primer on foil packet cooking, this guide from The Art of Manliness is good and easy to follow. The recipes included in the post aren’t a match for our family, but they might be for yours. Once you’ve got the hang of assembly, the possibilities are really endless. Here are a few suggestions:

Love to Cook: Here’s a combination you might not think of for foil cooking: Asian Halibut and Brown Rice Packets. You can substitute a different fish, if you can’t find halibut.

Weeknight Reality: BBQ shrimp is a quintessential Southern summer dinner. This version, Hot & Spicy Shrimp in Foil, could be made in single serving packets or one big bunch. A big green salad would be a nice addition, too.

Need a Miracle: For this recipe, Soy-Lime Salmon with Green Beans, there’s very little prep – and you could easily substitute a prepared dressing for the glaze.

BONUS: How about a vegetarian option, for all the fresh eggplant and tomatoes in season right now? Yep, I think it sounds good, too. Here’s the link; scroll down, and the ratatouille pack is third on the slate.

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