Grilled Cornish Hens Recipe
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Grilled Cornish Hens Recipe

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I like experimenting with different foods and adapting them to my own tastes. These hens are one of my specialties, an entree I concocted by combining a few different recipes. The moist meat has a pleasant grilled flavor that's accented with cloves and ginger.—David Baruch, Weston, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 50 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 50 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 cornish game hen equals 1,584 calories, 115 g fat (36 g saturated fat), 773 mg cholesterol, 1,071 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 127 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, onions, parsley, ginger, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Rub mixture under the skin and over the top of each game hen. Sprinkle remaining salt and pepper inside the hen cavities.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan.
  4. Place hens breast side up over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 45-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180° and the meat juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Cornish Hens in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 cornish game hen equals 1,584 calories, 115 g fat (36 g saturated fat), 773 mg cholesterol, 1,071 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 127 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

Excellent recipe, I grilled the cornish hens for 60 mins over indirect med heat, and then direct low heat for 10 mins. I also subsituted part garlic powder since I only had one clove of garlic.

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