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You Will Need
- Heavy duty aluminum foil
- Cooking spray, butter, or oil
- Food of your choice
- And an oven mitt and/or tongs
- Wire (optional) (optional)
Find engine's hot spot
Find a hot spot on your car's engine by driving it a few miles and then seeing which sections are the warmest.
Determine what to cook
Figure out what you can cook in the amount of time you'll be driving. Based on a speed of 65 mph, shrimp takes about 35 miles; salmon fillets, 40 miles; boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 60 miles; pork tenderloin, 200 to 300 miles.
Place several pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil on top of each other.
Spray or spread butter or cooking oil on the top sheet, so that the food won't stick.
Center food on foil
Place an individual serving in the center of the foil, and top with thinly-sliced veggies and whatever spices you like.
Drizzle the food with a small amount of wine or cooking oil.
Fold up foil
Fold the foil as if you were wrapping a gift box.
Secure foil on engine
Secure the pack on the engine so it doesn't end up on the road. Use wire as needed.
Remove & eat
After the estimated cooking-drive time, remove the food pack with an oven mitt or tongs. If you're at your destination but your meal is undercooked, re-start the car in a well-ventilated place and let the engine idle until the food is done.