Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pork Chop and veggies cooked in foil on the BBQ

Another example of the 'en papillote' technique.

Prepare a large piece (40cm) of aluminium foil by brushing on some olive oil (shine side in!).
Clean and prepare your veggies: corn, carrots, potatoes, onions, etc. Look for similar cooking times. Cook some of the veggies for a few minutes in advance to reduce cooking time if needed.

Brush the pork chops lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Quickly sear the meat on the BBQ over high heat. You can do the same with the vegetables to give them some nice grill marks. Transfer everything to the aluminium foil. Add some salt, pepper, spices and herbs of your choice. Fold the foil up and close the sides to form a pouch. Before you close the top of the pouch, add a small knob of butter and a little splash of wine, stock, beer or water. Not too much, 2 tbsp max, the liquid you add is only to get the process going. We want the food to steam in it's own juices. Cook for 15-18 minutes on the BBQ or until your veggies are cooked.


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