HOWTO: Make a foil packet for your grill

Let’s talk about making a foil packet for your grill! Foil packets are a great way to cook up individual portions of veggies, meats, or seafood on the grill. Plus, they’re easy to make and clean up, making them a popular choice for outdoor cooking.

Time needed: 30 minutes

Here’s how to make a foil packet for your grill:

  1. Choose your ingredients

    The beauty of foil packets is that you can use almost any combination of ingredients that you like. Some popular options include diced potatoes, sliced onions, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, chicken, fish, shrimp, or sausage. Just make sure that your ingredients are cut into uniform pieces that will cook evenly.

  2. Prep your foil

    Tear off a piece of aluminum foil that’s large enough to hold all of your ingredients. You’ll want to use heavy-duty foil to prevent tearing or punctures. Spray the foil with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

  3. Add your ingredients

    Arrange your ingredients in the center of the foil. If you’re using chicken or fish, you can season it with your favorite herbs and spices. Be sure to leave some space around the edges of the foil so that you can fold it up into a packet.

  4. Seal the packet

    Bring the long edges of the foil together and fold them over a few times to create a tight seal. Then, fold up the short edges of the foil and crimp them together to create a completely sealed packet.

  5. Grill it up

    Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place your foil packet on the grill, and cook for about 15-20 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Check your ingredients for doneness by carefully opening the packet and poking a fork into the center of the thickest piece of meat or vegetable.

Voila! You now have a perfectly cooked foil packet. Foil packets are a great way to experiment with new flavor combinations and can be customized to suit any dietary preferences. So, fire up your grill and get creative with your foil packets!