Lemon Garlic Cornish Hens
|Garlic||6 Clove (30 gm), minced|
|Lemon juice||6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)|
|Cornish hens||2 1⁄2 Pound, split and skinned (2 Whole, 1 1/4 Pounds Each)|
|Black pepper||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
1 ln a small bowl, mix the garlic with 1/4 cup of the lemon juice, then rub the mixture overthe hens.
Coverthe hens with plastic food wrap and let them marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
2 Preheat the broiler, setting the rack 8 inches from the heat.
Sprinkle the hens with the pepper, then arrange them on a broiler pan.
Broil for 8 minutes, turn the hens over, and broil 7 to 8 minutes longer or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pricked with a fork.
If the hens start to overbrown, tent them with aluminum foil.
3 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and the sugar.
When the hens have finished cooking, remove them from the oven and brush them with the lemon-sugar mixture.