Four Alarm Game Hens

Four Alarm Game Hens

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  • 7 oz
    red peppers, roasted, drained
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 Tbsp
    red pepper, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    hot pepper sauce
  • 5/8 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2
    cornish game hens
  • ·
    herbs of choice, optional garnish

How to Make Four Alarm Game Hens


  1. *Note: You may use more crushed hot red pepper if desired, to taste.
  2. ** Game hens should be about 1 pound each, split lengthwise in half.
  3. Start fire in grill, placing rack 4 inches above coals (see note).
  4. Process red peppers in food processor or blender until smooth; set aside.
  5. 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.
  6. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and flavors are blended.
  7. Remove from heat; set aside until fire is ready.
  8. Place Rock Cornish game hen halves, skin side down, on hot grill rack; cook, covered with grill cover, 10 minutes.
  9. Turn hens over; cook, covered, another 10 minutes.
  10. Brush hot red pepper sauce liberally over chicken; cook, covered, 5 minutes longer until chicken is cooked through.
  11. Serve when chicken is well glazed, garnishing with herb sprigs.
  12. NOTE: Hens may be baked in oven.
  13. Heat oven to 450 and prepare sauce as directed.
  14. Place hen halves, skin side up, in a baking or roasting pan.
  15. Bake 25 minutes until cooked through.
  16. Brush sauce over hens; cook 10 minutes longer until sauce begins to brown.

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About Four Alarm Game Hens

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

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