2 Easy Foil-Packet Dinners That Will Save Your Sanity Come Cleanup Time

Host Marcela Valladolid's Mexican shrimp foil pack, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 10.

Photo by: Chris Amaral ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Chris Amaral, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Host Marcela Valladolid's Mexican shrimp foil pack, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 10.

Grilled dinners are famously quick and fuss-free; they’re essentially just one-pan (one-machine?) dinners that require little more than a quick scrub after cooking. But what if we told you there’s a way to make them even easier? Yes, it’s possible.

The secret is a foil pouch. You can make these little packs by folding up a piece of aluminum foil, and not only can they be tossed after cooking — resulting in no cleanup whatsoever — but they also guarantee a moist place for the food to cook, which means your dish will turn out juicy and full of flavor.

On Saturday morning’s all-new episode of The Kitchen, Marcela Valladolid showed off two new dinners that put foil pouches to work: one with succulent shrimp (pictured above) and another with tender salmon.

Host Marcela Valladolid's Mexican salmon foil pack, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 10.

Photo by: Chris Amaral ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Chris Amaral, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Host Marcela Valladolid's Mexican salmon foil pack, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 10.

Both recipes star seasonal ingredients like vibrant tomatoes and sweet zucchini, plus hearty potatoes, which means they’re one-and-done dinners, complete with protein, veggies and a starch.

To boost the flavor of the salmon, Marcela opts for a squeeze of bright, fresh lemon juice before finishing the dish with green fennel fronds. The shrimp recipe calls for smoky chipotle powder, which delivers a welcome bold bite.

These dinners can be ready to eat in just 25 minutes, making them ideal for weeknight meals and last-minute get-togethers alike.

Get the Recipes: Grilled Foil-Packet Chipotle Shrimp and Grilled Foil-Packet Fennel Salmon

Tune in to The Kitchen on Saturdays at 11a|10c.

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