Grilled Game Hens With Citrus, Ginger, and Soy

Recipe by GaylaJ
READY IN: 24hrs 30mins
SERVES: 3-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Grate the outer layer of peel from the orange and the lemon; juice half the lemon, and place all marinade ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Butterfly the game hens: cut out the backbone with sharp kitchen shears, turn the hen over (breast up) and bend the breast backward where it attaches to the breastbone; place your thumbs on either side of the breastbone and press down while pulling up on the outer sides of the breast with your fingers (I find this difficult--I just take the heels of my hands and smash it).
  • Place hens in a plastic bag with the marinade, force out excess air, seal tight and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Set up grill for indirect cooking. Remove hens from marinade and grill, covered, for about 30 minutes or until breast meat registers 165-170F on an instant-read thermometer (mine took about 45 minutes).
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