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Foil Containers for Cooking on the Grill

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Foil comes in hand for so many household chores, but I find myself using it more during the summer months. There's definitely a direct correlation between how much grilling I do and how much of foil I go through.

One of my favorite cooking methods for grilling is to make foil containers or boats for slow cooking foods. The shallow foil container keeps food moist and is great for cooking more delicate meats like fish and shrimp.

Here's a recipe I tried last night. I made a few foil containers, one for each piece of halibut I was cooking. I placed the fish in the containers and drizzled each piece with olive oil, lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt. I topped the fish with tri colored peppers (green, red and yellow) and some Maui onions. I let the fish cook through and transferred each container to a cookie sheet to take into the house.

The end result was a moist and tasty dinner that was fast and easy to cook.

Moms, how else would you use this cooking method at your next barbeque?

by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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starreyedcutie
by New Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM
I LOVE doing foil.packets for grilling!!!
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Probably some shrimp with salt and pepper or some fresh veggies tossed in a little olive oil with salt and pepper.

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM

We use it for our grilled bananas but I have really used it for meat yet.

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I like and do all your ideas , then I also grill my corn in husks 

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

:-) great idea 

Quoting emilyrosenj:

We use it for our grilled bananas but I have really used it for meat yet.


LovesFredric
by Amanda on Jul. 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM
never tried making a 'boat' but we do foil packs with onions & potatos & such
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lillucky8
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 7:38 AM
We use them for potatoes
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bertie4
by Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Sounds delicious. I love fish!

flutter523
by Silver Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM
I need to use foil packets more often
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elephantmamaof2
by Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Love making foil packs with shrimp dishes!
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