Packet Prep Guide
Parchment paper works with all ingredients. Foil is a good substitute, except with acidic foods. The foil can react with acidic ingredients and create off flavors or colors.
• Cut 1 (15- x 24-inch) piece of parchment.
• Fold parchment in half crosswise, making a crease down the center.
• Draw half of a heart shape on paper. Cut out heart, and open the parchment.
• Twist the tip portion of the heart to seal.
Bake. Carefully place packets onto an ungreased baking sheet, and bake. Do not cut open the packets to check if food is done. In some instances, we call for a standing time of about five minutes before opening the packet to ensure flavors meld while the poultry or fish finishes cooking in the steam without the risk of overcooking.