Everyone loves a sausage, but don’t neglect the veg when the sun shines. Tickle your tastebuds with these barbecue tomato parcels.
by John Pope on May 16, 2016
Whether your preference is for burgers or sausages, chops, ribs or steak, everyone knows how to chuck a bit of meat on the barbecue. That is all well and good, but it generally gets a bit less interesting when it comes to the veg.
When we do bother to throw some healthy stuff on the grill then it is usually just some slices of pepper, cobs of corn or maybe the dreaded ‘vegetable kebab’, chunks of mushroom and onion with some other random bits and pieces sandwiched inbetween.
It really doesn’t have to be this way though! There are all sorts of interesting things you can do with aubergines, asparagus, fennel or maybe TOMATOES…
Make a parcel
Apart from the ingredients listed below you are going to need some foil, either buy the ‘extra strong’ kind or just make a double layer (or both if you are feeling cautious).
There are no quantities listed, this is al fresco excitement so just use your own judgement and whatever you end up with is going to be amazing. I’d just suggest not being too liberal with the vinegar – which can be any variety you fancy, but balsamic works well.
You will need…
- Cherry (or other small) tomatoes
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh thyme
- Olive oil
Cut some lengths of foil long enough to be able to fold up at the ends to create parcels.
Throw a handful of tomatoes (still on the vine if you have it) into each parcel and crumble in some feta.
Add a decent amount of fresh herbs and season well with sea salt and black pepper.
Lift the sides and ends of the foil up to form a package, then add some a little olive oil and vinegar and close the top by folding the edge over a few times.
Chuck your parcels on the grill and let the hot coals work their magic
Open your little foil packages of wonderfulness and serve.
about half an hour later
All that remains for you to do is breathe in the amazing smells and look slightly smug as all of your guests praise your skills even though you have actually done very little.