Foil packet cooking is the perfect cooking technique for hot days when you don’t feel like being in the kitchen. You can make the packets and toss them on the grill to enjoy a light and healthy meal in less than half an hour. Even better, clean up can be as easy as tossing the packets into the trash when you are done.
This method isn’t limited to warm weather, of course. You can prepare delicious foil packet meals in your oven year round. This recipe uses orange roughy filets, but this technique can be used with any type of fish, lean protein and veggie combination.
This recipe calls for oven-roasted tomatoes. Oven drying is a great way to use up excess tomatoes from your garden or the farmers’ market. In addition, the process of drying them concentrates their flavor by removing excess moisture. The result is a really sweet, delicious burst of flavor in each bite.
To make, slice tomatoes into 2” thick slices and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil over the slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with fresh thyme leaves, if desired. Place in a pre-heated 200-degree oven for approximately 2 hours. When finished, the tomatoes will be nicely browned around the edges. Remove from oven and use immediately or store in an airtight container covered with olive oil. Can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.