Other Main Dishes
red peppers, roasted, drained
red pepper, ground
red pepper flakes
herbs of choice, optional garnish
*Note: You may use more crushed hot red pepper if desired, to taste.
** Game hens should be about 1 pound each, split lengthwise in half.
Start fire in grill, placing rack 4 inches above coals (see note).
Process red peppers in food processor or blender until smooth; set aside.
Heat oil in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat; add pureed peppers, mustard, ground red pepper, hot red pepper sauce, and crushed red pepper.
Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and flavors are blended.
Remove from heat; set aside until fire is ready.
Place Rock Cornish game hen halves, skin side down, on hot grill rack; cook, covered with grill cover, 10 minutes.
Turn hens over; cook, covered, another 10 minutes.
Brush hot red pepper sauce liberally over chicken; cook, covered, 5 minutes longer until chicken is cooked through.
Serve when chicken is well glazed, garnishing with herb sprigs.
NOTE: Hens may be baked in oven.
Heat oven to 450 and prepare sauce as directed.
Place hen halves, skin side up, in a baking or roasting pan.
Bake 25 minutes until cooked through.
Brush sauce over hens; cook 10 minutes longer until sauce begins to brown.