3 Foil Recipes You Will Love

Posted By ,July 17, 2017

Growing up we used to put aluminum foil on just about everything: the TV antennae, our sandwiches and over the casserole dish before going into the oven. But using foil as the dish to make an entire meal…that’s something new to me. But now I’m a believer! These recipes not only came out flavorful, they were healthy without all of the added oils. To put it simply, they were delicious.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Turkey Sausage and Peppers and Rice
1 red bell pepper
2 ears corn
1/2 large yellow onion 1 medium
4-5 small red potatoes
1 medium sized zucchini
1 package (13 ounces) Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Seasoned salt and pepper

Cut the top off the pepper and remove the seeds. Thinly slice.
Remove husk from corn and cut into 1 inch disks. Coarsely chop the onion.
Cut the potatoes into small bite-sized pieces — about 8-10 pieces per potato depending on size.
Coin the zucchini.
Coin the turkey sausage.
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, paprika, about 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) seasoned salt and pepper. Stir.
Add seasonings mixture to the veggies + meat and toss well.
Place 2 pieces of tin foil on top of each other.
Put a generous amount of the mixture in the center and then fold up the first piece of foil and then the next piece of foil to form a secure encasing.
Grill covered over medium heat for 16-24 minutes (depending on heat of grill) until veggies are crisp tender.
Remove and top with freshly chopped parsley if desired.
*You can even add 1/2 water and some rice and cook your rice right there in the juices of your meal! It’s delicious!

(Photo credit: Lil Luna)

Foil Barbecue Salmon

1 fillet (3 1/2 to 4 lb.)
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

For one fillet (3 1/2 to 4 lb.), whisk together 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup dry white wine, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Grill the salmon or simply put it in the oven at 400 degrees, skin down on heavy foil over indirect heat, brushing with the glaze every 5 minutes, just until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 25 to 30 minutes.