Heartburn Friendly Cooking: Look Ahead to Fourth of July Cooking

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!

    Celebrate the Fourth of July with Foil Packet Cooking! One of the secrets to Reflux Friendly Cooking is to make dishes that can be easily modified to meet everyone's dietary needs. Cooking in individual foil packets on the grill or in the oven allows everyone to season their own meal to their liking. You can set out the ingredients and let each person make their own summertime fun.

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    Roasted Fish and Potatoes
    - 2 Pieces of aluminum foil, about four times the size of each fish fillet
    - Cooking spray
    - 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
    - 2 fish fillets
    - salt, pepper, and fresh herbs such as thyme for seasoning as tolerated


    Preheat the grill to medium or the oven to 350 degrees. Lay two pieces of foil on a flat surface and spray each with cooking spray. Lay the potato slices in two rows on the foil in a single layer. Season the potatoes as tolerated. Place one fish fillet on top of the potatoes in each foil. Season the fish as tolerated. (For those without reflux, you can make available red pepper flakes, paprika, chopped garlic and onions in addition to the seasoning above). After the fish is seasoned, pull the foil together at the top and pinch together. Fold the foil down until you get about two inches from the food. Pinch the ends together and repeat. You can either roast the packets on a medium grill, or place them on a cookie sheet in the oven for about 20 minutes. Carefully unfold the packets (you will be met by steam upon opening) and check the fish for doneness. If the fish is not cooked through, close the pouch and return to the oven for a few more minutes. Simply serve with crusty bread and fresh fruit for a fun Fourth of July meal.


Published On: June 23, 2010