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    Game Hens With Cardamom and Oregano

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    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    IngridH's Note:

    From the book "Artichoke to Za'atar". Posted for ZWT6. Time does not include 4 - 8 hours marinating time.

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    1. 1
      Pound the cardamom pods to loosen the husks. Use a mortar and pestle to pound the seeds, releasing their flavor. Add the garlic, salt, and oregano; and continue to pound until the ingredients are well mixed.
    2. 2
      Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and continue to crush until you have a smooth paste.
    3. 3
      Rub 3/4 of the paste over the hens, making sure you cover all of their surfaces.
    4. 4
      Mix the remaining paste with the remaining olive oil, and pour over the birds, reserving a little bit to baste with while grilling.
    5. 5
      Cover and marinate for at least four and up to eight hours, turning occasionally.
    6. 6
      Preheat a grill to high.
    7. 7
      Season the birds with plenty of pepper, then place on the grill and sear being careful of flare-ups, until the skin is golden.
    8. 8
      Move the birds to indirect heat, and grill until completely cooked, basting with the reserved marinate during the last few minutes of cooking.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2011


      Very good -- I only marinated for a little over an hour though -- enjoyed the cornish hens. Tender and juicy. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Game Hens With Cardamom and Oregano

    Serving Size: 1 (264 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 440.8
    Calories from Fat 233
    Total Fat 25.9 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 217.4 mg
    Sodium 1907.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 48.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cardamom pods

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