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What do you cook with foil packets?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 14, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Cooking meals in the oven in foil packets seems to be an easy way to cook food at a consistently low temperature, whilst retaining moisture and flavor. What do you make in your foil packets? Do you think cooking in foil can be harmful? I like combining boneless/skinless chicken thighs, sun-dried tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, basil, green olives, and lemon pepper- all wrapped in a foil packet, in the oven at 325 for 45-60 mins.

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Interesting. Thanks.

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on January 14, 2013
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Aluminum is found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Here is one link for information. There are many more out there. http://www.livestrong.com/article/475155-health-risks-of-cooking-in-aluminum/

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on January 14, 2013
at 03:12 AM

I like cooking the zucchini and squash as mentioned above in a little bit of butter. YUM!

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Is there any reason not to use them? Why not? I use them because it keeps the ingredients contained and the temp consistent. Banana leaves are something completely unavailable to me.

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on January 14, 2013
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I like cooking most any kind of fish in them, along with rice if I'm doing a carb-y day or cooking for someone else, broccoli or zucchini&squash, garlic and wine seasoning with a little vegetable broth. Chicken, halved cherry tomatoes, and bok choy are also great steamed in there. A little butter or olive oil, depending on the other ingredients, can be great, too. I usually finish off most things with some vinegar when they're done.

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on January 14, 2013
at 03:12 AM

I like cooking the zucchini and squash as mentioned above in a little bit of butter. YUM!

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on January 14, 2013
at 02:53 AM

There's no reason to use them. If I ever needed to make something wrapped I'd use banana leaves or parchment paper.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 14, 2013
at 10:15 PM

Interesting. Thanks.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on January 14, 2013
at 03:58 PM

Aluminum is found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Here is one link for information. There are many more out there. http://www.livestrong.com/article/475155-health-risks-of-cooking-in-aluminum/

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 14, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Is there any reason not to use them? Why not? I use them because it keeps the ingredients contained and the temp consistent. Banana leaves are something completely unavailable to me.

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on January 14, 2013
at 01:30 AM

I cook fish for my fella this way (I can't eat fish, I'm allergic). I'll often toss it in there with lemon slices, a little white wine and lemon pepper + onions and maybe garlic. It poaches nicely in the foil.

I don't use foil very often otherwise because a lot of my cooking involves the slow cooker and the pressure cooker. :) I like to cook up a lot of stuff in batches and reheat as I go.

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