Foil pack grilling… we could have this entire post be one sentence that’s simply: “There’s essentially no cleanup.” and that should be reason enough to get you using this method on the grill more often 😂 but, we’ll do you one better. Here are a few ideas that will level up your foil-packed prowess far beyond the limits of the classic sliced potato and onion (which is still a delicious option) combination. Let’s dive in!
Foil Grilled mushrooms are always a hit. But what if we told you that you could enhance grilled mushrooms by wrapping them in foil and not taking shortcuts on flavor? You can use any combination of mushrooms - but we LOVE a blend of button, cremini, and full-sized portabella mushrooms (fun fact: those are all the SAME type of mushroom - just at different ages - hence the “Fungi Family” name 😉).
Add some seasoning, your cooking oil of choice (plus a healthy supplement of butter), minced garlic, and fresh chopped parsley & rosemary. Poke some holes in the top of your foil once wrapped - cook for about 10 mins on one side, and then flip and finish for a few more minutes. This one is fun-guys, trust us!
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Back to Your Roots
There is nothing quite like a root veg foil pack. Many of us fall into the routine of simply tossing some sliced potato and onion on the grill - which is excellent - but it doesn’t take much to bring this to the next level.
Add these to your next root veg foil cookout:
Coat everything generously with oil, season to taste, and DON’T skimp on herbs. Dressed up with freshly chopped tarragon, parsley, paprika, and cayenne, this one will be an instant favourite.
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The seafood boil is an iconic Southern classic. A huge pot of cooking liquid/stock, filled to the brim with an assortment of seafood and veggies. They’re super convenient for large events and get-togethers. If you love the idea of a seafood boil but don’t have a pot the size of a small apartment or a 50-person family, do a foil-pack seafood boil instead!
Add shrimp, crab legs, corn on the cob, baby potato, sausage, diced onion, and minced garlic to a foil pack.
Then, add some butter and cooking oil, salt & pepper, and whatever cajun seasonings you’d like - we recommend Old Bay. Grill the pack for 15 minutes and garnish with fresh lemon juice and parsley to serve.
This is a super low-maintenance and easy way to have a whole lot of fun eating seafood - be sure to try this out.
We certainly hope that your plans are sufficiently FOILED now!! 😂 There’s still plenty of grilling season left, and we hope this has given you a few ideas on how you can take your BBQ prowess up another notch or two!