"This recipe is great for summertime grilling. Game hens will melt in your mouth." — Suzanne
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garlic, peeled and chopped
hot pepper sauce
4 (1 1/2 pound)
Cornish game hens
These grilled game hens were a wonderful diversion from our usual, more mundane (i.e. chicken) menu. I confess that I only had two hens for the 4 servings I was hoping for. Prior to marinading, I cut each of them in half lengthwise, so that each half had a wing and a drumstick. I placed the four halves in a glass baking dish and poured on the marinade. (I made 1/2 the marinade, since I had half the game hens!). My husband, who is the Grill Master, popped them on the grill and cooked them slowly as he would a large, bone-in chicken breast. It didn't take anywhere near the 1 hour called for in the recipe (probably cutting them in half cut down on the grill time.) These were delicious, juicy, and visually appealing. My whole family was impressed. Served with long grain rice and stir-fried snap peas. The 1/2 hen was just the right amount for each serving - no one was still hungry, but alas, there were no leftovers! I will most definitely be making this again when we are in the mood for "something out of the ordinary".
Turned out ok. The flavor almost overpowerd the meat. I would cut back on the time is marinates next time.
These were really tasty.
This was superb! Followed the directions exactly and cooked on the grill on low to medium about an hour. This is a keeper!
I've made these 3 or 4 times now, and they are always great. The marinade has a great flavor. I'll make these at least twice a year now.
This was very good, tasty even.
Followed the recipe and found that even after marinating overnight, the flavor was very mild. It was still good though. I cut 2 small hens in half lengthwise and its a perfect serving for 4 people.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Cornish Game Hens
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 622
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