Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets ~ here's an easy idea for lazy summer nights...pile your sausage and cut veggies onto a sheet of foil, wrap it up, and throw it on the grill ~ dinner'll be ready in 30 minutes!
4pieces heavy duty foil, approximately 22 inches long.
salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1/4cupolive oil, plus more for drizzling
4pre-cooked sausage, any variety (I used spinach and feta chicken sausage) slices on the bias.
2ears yellow corn, cut in 2 inch wheels
4-5 cups assorted vegetables, chopped in bite sized pieces ~ I used the following
bell peppers, assorted colors, cut into chunks
1/2red onion, peeled and cut in 1 inch chunks
4large white mushrooms, quartered
4Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1small zucchini, sliced
1small summer squash, sliced
2stalks asparagus, cut in 2 inch pieces
1watermelon radish, sliced in half moons
8cherry tomatoes, left whole
Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to coat everything well. Use a bit more olive oil if needed.
Divide between 4 pieces of foil. Don't mound them up too much. Drizzle with more olive oil if you like.
Bring up the long ends and fold over, like a lunch bag. Roll up the sides so that no juice can escape. Note that you want your packets to be relatively flat, so the food makes contact with the high heat of the grill or broiler and roasts, rather than steams.
Place the packets right on a hot grill, cover, and cook for about 20-30 minutes. You can also broil the packets, on high, on the rack nearest the flame (place a baking sheet or large piece of foil below to catch any stray drips.) Note: if your packets are cold from the refrigerator they may take extra time.
Be careful when opening the packets, the steam will be very hot.
Use any seasoning blend you like, and coordinate it to your sausages. Cajun, barbecue, Mexican, or a French herbes de Provence mix would all work.
Substitute firm tofu in place of the sausage for vegetarians.
Make kid's meals with sliced hot dogs.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/sausage-and-veggie-grill-packets/ June 26, 2017