New England Dinner: Grilled Seafood “Bake”

I came upon the “perfect” recipe for a New England dinner.  It caught my attention since  I knew I’d be spending the summer in that particular region. Well, okay… so maybe it’s not really perfect. Because my idea of truly the most perfect dinner ever while hanging out in Massachusetts in the summertime is Steamed Lobster dipped in melted butter. I’ll get to the lobster a little later though because (of course) we did have that too… but for the moment, I’ll share our other successful summer vacation Dinner: Grilled New England Seafood “Bake”

Originally from Martha Stewart’s little Everyday Food magazine, the simplicity of this recipe appealed to me. All of the ingredients are placed into hobo packets (foil-sealed packets).
Simply layered: sliced potato, cod, shrimp, corn & a dab of dill butter.
The foil packages are sealed tightly…
…and placed on the grill- the grill does all the work!
After about 15 minutes, the whole meal is done.  Packets are carefully opened up and the contents are slid onto plates.
There are some delicious juices that will accompany your fish and potatoes, so be sure to serve up some great, crusty bread with your meal. This is a nice, light summer dish… nothing fancy… no amazing sauce or anything like that… just good food with a light buttery-dill flavor. Add a side salad and your meal is complete. We enjoyed this easy dinner after a long, hot day in the sun. Ice cold chardonnay made it even better 🙂

This recipe can be found here: Grilled New England Seafood Bake (nutritional information included)
Weight Watcher’s points:  6 per packet

Other foil-packet grilling recipes on the blogs:
Karina’s KitchenMediterranean Fish in Foil Packets
Rookie Cookie: BBQ Pork & Vegetable Grill Packets
Play With Food: Boy Scout Chicken
Playing With Fire and Water: Trout- Quinoa Tangerine Fir
Kalyn’s KitchenGrilled Salmon Packets w/ Tomatoes, Olives, Garlic, Thyme & Saffron

21 Responses to “New England Dinner: Grilled Seafood “Bake””

  1. postedAug 6, 2009 3:56 AM

    Lori this looks great!!

  2. postedAug 6, 2009 5:05 AM

    Oooo… the shrimp packet looks especially good. I never realized how much I like lobster until I met my boyfriend, from New England. He has shown me the light – and my waistline will never be the same 🙂

  3. postedAug 6, 2009 9:06 AM

    oh wow – that looks amazing!

  4. postedAug 6, 2009 9:16 AM

    They look like a great meal anywhere in the summer! Thanks for sharing the WW points, too!

  5. postedAug 6, 2009 9:26 AM

    Wow, delicious and healthy!

  6. postedAug 6, 2009 9:40 AM

    I love cooking with foil packets! So easy and clean up is a breeze. I’ve not layered the ingredients like that before I’ll have to give it a try your way! Compound pound, yum!

  7. postedAug 6, 2009 9:41 AM

    Wooops, I mean to tell that I loved the second to the last photo! It’s great, makes me want to grab it and a fork.

  8. postedAug 6, 2009 11:25 AM

    Can I come to your house for dinner tonight?! Looks amazing!

  9. postedAug 6, 2009 3:14 PM

    I love these little packets of goodness! So delicious – and no mess!

  10. postedAug 6, 2009 4:52 PM

    Headed to the coast in a few weeks…this would be a fun picnic dinner on the beach. Now, how to keep the sand out of our food…

  11. postedAug 6, 2009 4:55 PM

    Easy easy!!!! And pre-portioned. Very smart. 🙂

  12. postedAug 6, 2009 7:11 PM

    How perfect!! I’m so happy to be from New England and have all-access to NE seafood 🙂

  13. postedAug 7, 2009 7:12 AM
    Chef Chuck

    These looks so inviting! The little package of seafood joy!! Yummm 🙂

  14. postedAug 7, 2009 8:02 AM

    This looks like a perfect meal. I love the packet portions.

  15. postedAug 7, 2009 9:09 AM

    Now that is one perfect meal! And, no mess is makes it even better!

    I’m surprised that the potatoes and the corn were done in the same amount of time as the fish and shrimp. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. Bookmarking now!

  16. postedAug 8, 2009 2:09 PM

    That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  17. postedAug 9, 2009 11:22 AM

    Martha really knows her stuff and so do you! This sounds great, so summer-y and fresh!

  18. postedAug 10, 2009 5:03 AM

    This is a wonderful idea! Love all those flavors and to have dinner in one pouch is even more fun! I may add a bit of spicy sausage for that smokey flavor too! Thanks for this idea.

  19. postedAug 13, 2009 7:14 AM

    Huge huge fan of the foil pouches mostly because it eliminates the need to deal with picky eaters. We have done parties before at my house where it is a table of proteins, veggies, oils, vinegars, spices, herbs, etc. Everyone makes their own pouch and it is grilled. This way everyone gets what they want and they can only kick themselves if it sucks. Plus then people can share their successes.

    Nicely done!

  20. postedJan 6, 2010 7:41 AM

    Do you suppose this could also be cooked in the oven during winter months? Are potatoes raw or pre-baked?

    • postedJan 6, 2010 9:22 PM

      Deborah- yes, definitely. Not sure about timing in the oven, but it should work much the same. The potatoes are sliced raw.

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