Here's a simple grilled Cornish hen recipe that's finger lickin' good!
If you don't have a grill or it's raining and you want to make this recipe, you can bake this in a 350° oven for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes.
Here's what you are going to need:
2 Cornish Game Hens
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
The juice of 1 lemon
Here's what you need to do:
Cut the hen down the back on both sides of the backbone. Remove the backbone.
Flip the hen over and cut the hen down the center of the breast.
Put all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
Place the hens in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish, skin side down.
Pour the marinade over the Cornish hen halves.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
Turn one side of your grill on to medium high heat. When your grill is hot, place the hens on the side of the grill that is NOT on.
Lower the lid on the grill and grill until the hens reach an internal temperature of 180° F. in the thickest part of the thigh and the juices run clear. About 1 hour.