You can please everyone in the family using this method of cooking.

Making individual foil packets is a great way to please everyone at dinner time. If you want fish but everyone else wants chicken, it's easy to do, without creating a big clean-up. It's also a perfect way to cook low fat meals in general. The food is essentially steamed, which makes for moist and succulent meat or fish.

Place each family member’s choice of meat in the center of their own 30 cm by 45 cm sheet of foil wrap. Top with condiments and toppings of their choice—, some salsa, butter beans, sweet corn, chopped onions, green peppers, tomatoes, olives, olive oil and herbs, or curry  or simply a brush of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Seal the foil packets by folding the top edge and sides, leaving enough room inside the packet for air to circulate.

Place packets on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Fish will cook quicker, about 15 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish. Make a batch of whole grain rice or couscous and an almost mess-free dinner is served. You can brown the meal by opening the packet and placing under the grill for a few minutes. Caution: Be careful when unsealing the foil packets as the escaping steam will be very hot.



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