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Flattened Cornish Game Hens With Garlic-citrus Marinade Recipe

December 19th, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Flattened Cornish Game Hens With Garlic-citrus Marinade Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/4cupolive oil
  2. 4teaspoonsfresh thyme, chopped
  3. fresh thyme, for garnish
  4. 3garlic cloves, finely chopped
  5. 2teaspoonslemons, zest of
  6. 2teaspoonslime zest
  7. 1teaspoonhoney
  8. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  9. 1/2teaspoonpepper
  10. 2rock cornish game hens, halved lengthwise

DIRECTIONS

  1. Prepare BBQ (Medium heat).
  2. Combine olive oil, chopped thyme, garlic,lemon peel, lime peel, honey, salt, and pepper in a baking dish and stir marinade to blend well.
  3. Place hens on work surface and cover with plastic wrap and pound gently with mallet to flatten slightly.
  4. Place hen halves in marinade in dish, using fingers, rub both sides of hens with marinade.
  5. Let marinate 20 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Grill hen halves until just cooked through and skin is lightly charred, brushing with remaining marinade, about 12 minutes per side.
  7. Arrange hen on plates and garnish lemon wedges, lime wedges, and fresh thyme sprigs.

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