I had intended to grill my little New England foil packets, but it was pouring rain. And thundering...and lightening...and apparently the lightning struck something nearby because we lost power for a couple of hours, too. Not good when you have an electric stove!
Luckily, the power returned and I fired up the oven for the first time. It didn't go that well. It wasn't the fault of the oven. Rather, it occurred to me as I ate a questionably-cooked shrimp that it would be impossible under any circumstance for the following ingredients to arrive simultaneously at doneness:
* cod filets
* corn on the cob (which is freakishly difficult to cut in half)
* potatoes...especially potatoes
I learned from my last foil-packet-o-fish experiment that I needed to increase the time considerably from my regular fish-cooking time. I did this and checked the packets. The potatoes and corn were kind of cooked, and I decided to serve dinner as-was because the cod was done. After we started eating, however, I found a semi-raw shrimp that was snuggled underneath my corn. Ew. Back into the oven they went. All in all, I quadrupled the grilling time suggested in the recipe (with the packets in the oven at 400º. By the time I pulled them from the oven, everything was perfect, but the cod was overcooked! *sigh* They can't all be good...
The almost-cooked dinner: