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QUICK GUIDE TO COOKING WITH FOIL PACKS

Foil packet cooking is one of the most convenient ways to cook whether you are at home or you are cooking when camping and fishing. The best thing is there is nothing to clean up afterwards. Let’s take a look at some tips to cooking with foil packets.

FOIL PACKET COOKING TIPS

Always go with heavy duty aluminium foil. It costs a little extra but the investment is worth it.

Spray the inside of your foil with cooking spray. If you don’t have cooking spray, try a bit of olive oil.

Always place your meat or your fish at the bottom of your foil when cooking on a campfire because it takes the longest to cook.

When cooking on a campfire, place your foil packet on hot coals and avoid flames.

If you are cooking vegetables and you are camping, canned vegetables cook faster and are much easier to transport. You can check out our camping tips on this topic.

Watch out for hot steam when you open your foil packet after cooking.

THE FLAT FOIL PACK

The flat foil pack is great for meats, especially when you want to brown more than steam.

Place your meat in the middle of the sheet of foil. The foil sheet should be twice as long as your meat. It is always better to tear off a piece of foil that is too large than too small. Simply bring the longer ends together in the centre and fold and crease. Keep folding until you have a tight wrap on your meal. Fold the ends together.

THE TENT FOIL PACK

The tent foil pack is great for cooking fish because you will get more steam. The tent foil pack is pretty much the same as the flat foil pack but you don’t keep folding and creasing down to make your pack tight. After closing the ends, pull up on the centre of your foil pack so you have a tent shape. The extra space creates room for air, which is perfect for steaming your fish.

 


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Kimberly Powell
kimberly.powell@dinga.com.au

Kimberly loves camping and cooking. She's turned her hand to writing to share her experience.