Food on Friday ~ Cooking in Foil

Cooking is fun, eating is fine, clearing up afterwards is a drag.

If, like me, you like cooking but don’t like clearing up afterwards, then cooking in foil packets is one way to cut down on the mess.  And, don’t believe the urban myth that aluminium foil is bad for your health ~ you can wrap food in it, and you can cook in it, and it won’t hurt you one little bit.

You can use foil packets to cook on the grill, in a fire-pit, in the oven, (and I’ve even baked potatoes wrapped in foil in the engine bay of a sports car).  Using a packet like this helps to seal in the flavours, and keeps your food moist and tender.

Add your herbs, spices, and other seasonings to the foil packet, but it’s also a good idea to use a flavouring that will add moisture to the meat, fish, or vegetables you’re cooking ~ for example; lemon, orange, honey, butter, olive oil…..

Chungah Rhee at Damn Delicious has a fantastic recipe for Asian salmon cooked in foil ~ and trust me, this is a brilliant way to cook salmon.  This dish uses fresh ginger and lots or garlic, as well as honey ~ all on the superfoods list.

Asian Salmon Cooked in Foil

Another salmon dish from from Chungah, and we have this seriously easy and seriously good recipe for lemon dill salmon in foil.  Really this great looking dish is a 30 minute effort, tops.  And, I’m pretty certain anyone can make a great job of cooking this damn delicious dish.

Lemon Dill Salmon in Foil

For a mid-week dinner or a weekend lunch here’s a recipe for a hearty potato dish you can prepare ahead ~ sausage, potato, and green bean foil packets.  If you have an oven in the lunch room you could cook these packets at work, or you could cook them ahead and eat them cold, or whatever…  And, you could swap bacon for the sausage…

Sausage Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets

From San Diego’s Averie Sunshine archive I have chosen this foil pack lime cilantro salmon.   This is so easy to make, and it will be ready to eat in 10 minutes ~ you heard me right, just 10 minutes to produce this wonderful tasty, and very healthy dish.

Foil Pack Lime Cilantro Salmon

I know how much you like recipe collections, so from Wide Open Eats here are 20 foil packet recipes making dinner a breeze ~ how cool is that?  Anything that makes mid-week dinners easier is a good idea.  Included in this collection is a great recipe for lemon chicken and asparagus from Creme de la Crumb.

Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

From Taste of Home we have a collection of 30 Wrap-and-Cook Foil Packet Recipes, including this delicious-looking crab and shrimp stuffed sole.  If you can get a decent Dover Sole this would make a fabulous dish ~ even for your high-end dinner party for two.

Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Sole


jack collier


Thai salmon in foil

22 responses

  1. Bravo Jack. So Delicious! Big fan of cooking in foil for my family.

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  2. Sprinkle of Charm | Reply

    Looks delicious!!

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  3. Cod and coconut milk is great on the bbq

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    1. Sounds delicious, but it’s not bbq weather here.
      No chance of seeing you in a bikini. 👅❤👅


      1. Oh brother NOT ON YOUR LIFE

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          1. Im old … plus i need the gym again

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          2. Im old … plus i need the gym again flabby is back doh

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  4. In foil is pretty much the only way I cook salmon and I love cooking it on top of cous cous! Never tried potatoes and veg though so that’s next 😁

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    1. Salmon cooked in foil with asparagus is pretty cool.

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  5. Contrary to what you said about foil won’t hurt you … if you get a bit in your mouth and have metal fillings in your teeth, it will hurt like heck! 😉 That said, that salmon has my mouth watering! Thanks! Have a happy weekend! ❤

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    1. I confess that I hadn’t thought of that.
      Have a great weekend too. 💖

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  6. I cook salmon in foil all the time. In fact, I make something similar to that first dish..although, I don’t remember where my recipe came from!!! (the internet is a huge place). Hobo dinners are a lifesaver as a Scouting parent and you can cook most anything in foil! I am still dubious of the things the Mythbusters cooked in foil under the hood of their vehicle as it traveled, but I reckon if you are hungry enough!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kris.
      I did a couple of baked potatoes under the hood ~ once.
      Have a great weekend sweetheart ❤❤❤

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      1. Are you for real??? That is amazing bizarre!!!!!

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        1. I’m game to try most things at least once.

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          1. I giggle snorted as I read this! Now, I’m smiling.

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  7. Seriously delicious looking recipes today, Jack. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you like. ❤❤


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