Sunday, March 09, 2008

Seafood packets

I got this recipe originally from Everyday Food, but I modified it a bit. This is a terrific easy dinner item - in fact, you can make them the night before and put the packets in the fridge and throw them on the grill when you get home.

Serves 4.
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons dried dill - if it is summer and you have some, fresh dill is nice
4 small garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 ounces red new potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced
1 pound skinless fish fillet, cut into four equal pieces (cod is good, tonight I am using sole)
8 ounces frozen uncooked medium shrimp (peeled and deveined), thawed
1 lemon, thinly sliced

Heat grill to medium. Fold four 14-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil in half, forming 4 rectangles. Assemble packets: On one half of each of four folded pieces of heavy-duty foil, dividing ingredients evenly, arrange potatoes in a single layer; top with cod, then shrimp. If it is summer and you have some around, you could throw in a couple of 1 inch pieces of corn on the cob on the side. Add a dollop of the butter, sprinkle with garlic, dill, salt and pepper and two lemon slices. Fold foil over ingredients, and crimp edges tightly to seal.

Place packets on grill, with potato layer on the bottom. Cook, rotating the packets around on the grill (don't flip them) occasionally, until fish is just cooked through and potatoes are tender, 12 to 14 minutes.

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