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    Grilled Cornish Game Hens

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    14 hrs 30 mins

    13 hrs

    1 hr 30 mins

    ellie_'s Note:

    I came across this recipe while looking for grilling recipes that are interesting and a bit different from the ordinary. Prep time includes 12 hour marinating time. Recipe source: Gourmet (June 2005)

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    1. 1
      In a saucepan over med low heat cook shallots in the oil untl soft (4-5 minutes). Stir in garlic and ginger and cook two more minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry paste and cook 3 more minutes. Stir in coconut milk, brown sugar and salt and let simmer until reduced to 3 cups (30 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in fish sauce. Reserve 1 1/2 cups sauce and refrigerate.
    2. 2
      Trim and discard any excess fat from the hens and then brush hens with curry sauce. Place hens in bowl or ziplock bags and marinate with sauce for 12-24 hours.
    3. 3
      Let hens stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
    4. 4
      Prepare grill.
    5. 5
      Remove hens from marinade and discard marinade. Season hens with salt and then grill skin sides down on an oiled rack, turning occassionally until done (30- 45 minutes).
    6. 6
      Heat reserved curry sauce in a small saucepan and serve with hens.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 26, 2006


      Great recipe. Didn't change a thing. I did use some mesquite wood chips and after I got some good grill marks on the skin side, I switched to an indirect heat method, covered and smoked them for 20 minutes. This one's a keeper.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Cornish Game Hens

    Serving Size: 1 (464 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 898.2
    Calories from Fat 446
    Total Fat 49.5 g
    Saturated Fat 27.5 g
    Cholesterol 413.1 mg
    Sodium 924.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 10.0 g
    Protein 95.3 g

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    red curry paste

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