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7 Simple Steps for Cooking in Packets (Page 9)

Foil Packets

Tips for Making Foil Packets for the Grill

Cooking in packets is great for the grill, but it’s not safe to put parchment paper over an open flame, so use foil.

To prepare packets for grilling, start with eight 20- to 24-inch-long pieces of foil. Layer two sheets for each of four packets (the double layers will help protect the contents from burning). Arrange the ingredients on one half of each double layer. Fold the foil over the ingredients and tightly seal the packets by crimping and folding the edges together.

For grilling times, see the “Grill Variation” at the end of each recipe. When cooking packets on the grill, rotate them to another spot on the grill about halfway through to ensure even cooking.

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