Monday, July 23, 2012

Grill in Foil: Garlic Shrimp and Gnocchi

A couple months ago the Food Network Magazine and a little booklet insert with 50 recipes for grilling in foil. I thought these would make awesome summer friendly recipes, so I decided to try the two most delicious sounding recipes: Garlic Shrimp and Gnocchi. Both turned out amazing, and instead of grilling them on the grill, we actually just did them in the oven! It was so much fun to make it this way, and the kids loved it too! Here is a "how to" on making the perfect foil packet:

How to make a foil packet:
1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick foil where noted.)
2. Put the ingredients in the center of the foil. Bring the short ends of the foil together and fold twice to seal; fold in the sides to seal, leaving room for steam. Grill as directed. (Each recipe serves 2 to 4.)

Garlic Shrimp

Mix 1/2 stick softened butter, 1 cup chopped parsley, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and salt and pepper. Toss with the juice of 1 lemon, 1 pound unpeeled large shrimp and a big pinch of red pepper flakes. Divide between 2 foil packets. Grill over high heat, 8 minutes.


Spread a 17-ounce package gnocchi in one layer on a sheet of foil. Top with 1 cup tomato sauce and some basil. Form a packet. Grill over high heat, 12 minutes.

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