Using Foil for Grilling

To grill small items, such as sliced vegetables, wrap them together in foil
to make a neat package that won't slip through the grid.

foil on the grill
Jenny Horne
Foil allows the flavors of the food to blend, without worring about anything dripping into the grill.

To grill with foil, just follow these easy instructions:

  • Fold the short ends up and over again.

  • Press folds firmly to seal the foil packet.

  • Place the food in the center of an oblong piece of heavy-duty foil, leaving at least a two-inch border around the food.

  • Bring the two long sides together above the food; fold down in a series of locked folds, allowing for heat circulation and expansion.

There are a few things to keep in mind as you load the charcoal and get the fire going. Learn about these barbeque basics on the next page in this article.

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