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    Smoked Cornish Game Hens

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    3 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    3 hrs

    Timothy J Higgins Eva's Note:

    For a luscious poultry treat, smoked Cornish game hens can't be beat. These little birds are richly flavored, juicy and smoke like a charm. In my opinion, a smoked game hen beats smoked chicken every time. To add flavor, the game hens are marinated in a basic brine containing apple juice, herbs and spices. Slow smoking with apple, cherry or peach wood gives these little birds a light smoky flavor. If you are a fan of smoked poultry, these smoked Cornish game hens will be something to cheer about. Juicy, tender and full of flavor, they will become an all time favorite.

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    Brine Ingredients

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine the brine ingredients and bring to a boil. Remove the brine from the heat and chill down to 36 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. 2
      Prepare the game hens by cutting along each side of the backbone, removing it from the carcass. Push down on the breast to flatten, and then remove the ribs if you like.
    3. 3
      Marinate the game hens in the fridge overnight. Remove the birds from the brine and pat dry with paper towels.
    4. 4
      Smoke the Cornish game hens at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 4 hours, or until the thigh temperature reaches 175 degrees. Allow the birds to rest for half an hour after smoking before splitting through the breasts and serving.
    5. 5
      Optionally, the game hens can be indirect grilled, or grilled over medium low heat 45 to 75 minutes, or until 175 degrees is reached.

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    Nutritional Facts for Smoked Cornish Game Hens

    Serving Size: 1 (121 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.4
     
    Calories from Fat 47
    25%
    Total Fat 5.3 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 144.9 mg
    48%
    Sodium 109.4 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 32.1 g
    64%

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