Thursday, December 3, 2009

Foil Packet Dinners - Quick and Easy Summer Meals

Packet dinners are one of my favorite quick mid-week meals. Super easy to make: chop, fold, plop on the grill and walk away for 15 minutes but even better is the super easy clean-up after dinner: no pots or pans. Because although I love to cook sometimes I just don't wanna ;)

Last night's quickie dinner...

Low Carb Protein Fitness Clean Eating Weight Loss Diet
Shelly's Shrimp & Squash Packet

1 Tablespoon Pesto Sauce (Trader Joe's, Contadina, Buitoni, look in the fresh pasta section or make your own)
1 Tablespoon Lemon Flavored Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon White Wine
7 Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined and tails removed
1 cup Summer Squash or Zucchini, sliced
2 Green Onions, diced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Peel and devein shrimp. Mix pesto, wine & oil together and let shrimp marinate in the mixture while you slice the squash & onions. Don't leave the wine out it's a flavor thing. It's 1 Tablespoon and the alcohol cooks out. No one will catch a buzz off the shrimp I promise. Ingredients listed are for one packet multiply it for how many packets you are making. Place all ingredients in center of a piece of heavy duty foil (if you are using the $1 store stuff double it)

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Fold the foil over and seal each packet. BBQ 15 minutes in covered grill. Open packets carefully (steam burns are not fun) and mix with a fork lightly before serving.

Other Eggface Packet Meals:

Shelly's Shrimp Venezia Packet
Shelly's Shrimp Fajita Packet
Shelly's Salsa Fish Packet
Shelly's Chinese Shrimp Packet
Shelly's Greek Shrimp Packets
Shelly's Tacoless Fish Tacos
Shelly's Pesto Shrimp & Veggies Packet

5 comments:

Beverly said...

This sounds wonderful! I don't have a grill. How long would you suggest that I put it in the oven for and at what temp?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Beverly, Thanks :) I'd do hot oven 450 maybe... probably take about 30 minutes. It's pretty intense heat the covered BBQ. Let me know how it goes.

~M

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly--I've been a devoted follower since my surgery in Aug (down 60 bigs ones!).

I'm curious...what inspired the name of your site? I tell everyone I know about it, and they always smile when I say the name.

Thanks for your indefatigable sense of humor and great recipes!

Joyce

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Aww TY Joyce :)

The story of the "eggface" is here

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2009/09/wls-twibe.html

on the audio link

but basically I was researching weight loss surgery, joining websites, forums to learn about what this new lifestyle would be like and I was not comfortable putting up my before picture. So my "eggface" was born. I love to cook, eat, it was cheery... protein too and it stuck... now I don't think I could change it if I tried.

~Shelly "Eggy"

Jen said...

Congrats you look great and your recipes look yummy I wish I could do what you did I'm 31 and a size 24, your great