Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Good Things Come in Foil Packages

This has to be one of my favorite summertime meals - potatoes & corn on the cob in foil, and burgers on the grill. It's so easy, quick, and just sooooo yummy! I make some variation of this just about every week. I love adding different things to the potatoes - garlic, onion, mushrooms, butter, fresh herbs......I'll stop right there - enjoy!

Wrapped & Grilled Herbed Baby Reds

8 baby red potatoes, washed and cut into 1/4-1/2 inch slices
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh parsley

In a bowl, toss potatoes with above ingredients, except for parsley. Spray a sheet of tin foil with extra virgin olive oil or butter cooking spray. Spread out the potatoes into a thin layers (maybe two or three potatoes thick). Add additional seasonings if desired. Fold over the tin foil, press all edges and deal into a neat little packages.

Grill over medium heat, carefully flipping over once. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. (the thicker the potatoes, the longer it needs to cook) Remove from grill, and add freshly chopped herbs.

Herbed Grilled Corn

I didn't take a picture of it, but it looks just like the other grilled corn pics in my blog ;)

2 ears of corn, husks & silk removed
2 tbsp Smart Balance 50/50 blend, softened (or butter, or whatever you like!)
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp dried Italian herbs
a few sprigs of freshly finely chopped parsley

Spray a piece of tin foil (not too big, just enough to wrap around the corn) with non-stick olive oil or butter flavored spray. Spread butter mixture on corn, and wrap in foil. Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, turning often to cook evenly. Remove from grill, and sprinkle some fresh parsley over corn.

Double Cheddar Burgers

1 LB ground sirloin
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped or grated onion
1 tbsp BBQ sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)
1/4-1/3 cup shredded Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
slices of Sharp cheddar cheese
lettuce, tomato, red onion, or desired toppings

In a bowl, mix all ingredients through the garlic. Form into 3 or 4 burgers, pressing down slightly in the middle. Grill on med-high heat for 16-18 minutes or until cooked as desired, flipping halfway through, add the cheddar slices in the last couple of minutes of cooking.

I usually toast the buns when I put the cheese on the burgers. Finish off with desired toppings/condiments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW those potatoes look good! We are sooooo going to have to try that. Thanks for the recipe and the GREAt idea!