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  Cornish game hens 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper 1
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
  Sweet and sour sauce 10 Ounce (1 Jar)
  Canned tomatoes 8 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)
  Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Thin lemon slices 6 , halved

Season cavity of each hen with a little salt and pepper.
Skewer neck and tail openings closed.
Run spit rod through each hen crosswise, below breastbone.
With four 18-inch cords, use one cord to tie each tail to crossed legs.
Bring cord around to back, cross and bring around and across breast securing wings to body.
Tie knot, cut off loose ends.
Space birds about 1 inch apart on rod; secure with holding forks.
Test balance.
Place hot coals on both sides of drip pan.
Attach spit; position drip pan under hens.
Turn on motor.
Grill hens till leg joints move easily, about 45 minutes.
Baste hens often with melted butter.
Meanwhile, in saucepan combine sweet and sour sauce, tomatoes, soy sauce, and lemon slices; heat just to boiling.
Grill hens about 15 minutes more, basting often with sauce.
Pass extra sauce.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2449 Calories from Fat 1269

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 142 g218.3%

Saturated Fat 55.5 g277.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 808.2 mg269.4%

Sodium 2734.7 mg113.9%

Total Carbohydrates 150 g50.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.1%

Sugars 120.3 g

Protein 122 g243.4%

Vitamin A 74.7% Vitamin C 91.8%

Calcium 18.3% Iron 47.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet Sour Cornish Hens Recipe