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Grilled Cornish Game Hens

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  Cornish game hens 2
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Black peppercorns 1 Tablespoon, coarsely crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh rosemary sprig 2

Split hens lengthwise.
Rinse under cold running water; pat dry with paper toweling.
Place hens in large plastic bag; set in bowl.
In small bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, peppercorns and salt.
Pour marinade over hens in bag.
Close bag securely and refrigerate several hours or overnight, turning hens occasionally to coat with marinade.
Arrange medium-hot briquets around drip pan.
Just before grilling, add rosemary sprig to coals.
Drain hens; reserve marinade.
Place hens, skin-side up, over drip pan.
Cover grill and cook 45 minutes or until thigh moves easily and juices run clear.
Baste with marinade occasionally.
Garnish with fresh rosemary, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1447 Calories from Fat 1004

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g172.7%

Saturated Fat 24.9 g124.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 482.8 mg160.9%

Sodium 1263.3 mg52.6%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.89 g3.6%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 82 g164.8%

Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 67.8%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 23.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grilled Cornish Game Hens Recipe