|The foil packets in process|
I have been busy working in my garden (not that you can tell from the number of weeds), cooking, and at work.
Tonight we are having make your own foil packets (you can also do this with parchment paper but foil is easier for our 11 year old to work with)
It is a really easy dinner (It takes a lot of chopping but I usually can talk Steven into that!) I love this dinner because you control the fat and the salt and everything else that goes into dinner. We have a rule that if you make a packet that is just disgusting that you have to eat the packet--- it keeps everyone from making gross packets.
|A little bit of advance prep makes the process of putting the packets together easier|
I chop up an assortment of herbs-- thyme, basil, parsley, lemon grass, chives, and society garlic (yes all from my garden--despite the heat which in Tulsa is oppressive)
Next I chopped up tomato, pepper and onion
For liquids (you should add some sort of liquid to the packet)-- white wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, butter, and vodka (I love vodka with shrimp)
|The packets are ready for the oven|
Mix and match the ingredients in the packets and TIGHTLY close the packet throw it in the oven and that is all there is to it.
We allow each family member to make at least one packet.
We serve over rice- tonight it was saffron rice.
|A finished shrimp packet|
And clean up is sooo easy.
|A finished scallop packet.|