I recently rediscovered a cooking method that I just love-Cooking in Packets or what the French call cooking "en papillote." It may sound fancy, but the concept is simple-the ingredients are cooked inside a parchment or aluminum-foil pouch. The steam created inside the pouch locks in the flavor while keeping the ingredients juicy and tender. Since you're using steam to cook your dinner, you don't need to use much oil, making cooking in packets a great option for folks who are looking for an über-healthy dinner.
But my favorite part about cooking in packets? It's virtually mess free. You can cook and even eat out of the packets you create without ever dirtying a pan.
Want to get started? Check out our 8 Steps to Folding Packets.
Here are 4 of my favorite dinner-in-a-packet recipes:
Tilapia and Summer Vegetable Packets (see recipe below) - Tilapia and summer vegetables pair with olives and capers for a Mediterranean flair.
Adobo Pork & Potato Packets - Well-spicedRead More »from 4 delicious no-fuss dinners