Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed With Lemon Garlic Butter Recipe

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Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed with Lemon Garlic Butter

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Ingredients

4
cornish game hens
1 c
fresh lemon juice
8 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
minced garlic clove
salt
white pepper
2 Tbsp
ancho powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butterfly cornish hens.
2
Prepare a wood or charcoal fire and let it burn down to embers.
3
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the lemon juice to a boil and reduce to the consistency of honey.
4
Set aside.
5
In a food processor, blend the lemon syrup and garlic with the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve.
6
Brush the hens with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
7
Sprinkle with the ancho chile powder and grill skin side down over medium low heat, covered, for 15 minutes.
8
The skin should be brown and crispy.
9
Turn the hens over and cook an additional 5 minutes or until done.
10
Remove from the grill and rub them generously with the room temperature lemon garlic butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy