Grilled Game Hens with Jalapeno Jelly Glaze
|Rock cornish game hens||9 Pound, thawed if frozen (6 whole, 1 1/2 pound each)|
|Jalapeno jelly||7 1⁄2 Ounce (1 jar)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Lime juice||2 Tablespoon|
About 40 minutes before cooking, start barbecue fire.
Remove game hen necks and giblets; reserve for other uses, if desired.
With poultry shears or a knife, split hens lengthwise along one side of backbone.
Pull hens open; place, skin side up, on a flat surface and press firmly, cracking bones slightly, until hens lie reasonably flat.
Rinse and pat dry.
Sprinkle with pepper.
In a 1 to 2-quart pan, stir jelly and butter over medium-high heat until melted.
Stir in lime juice; set aside.
Place hens, skin side up, on grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of medium-glowing coals.
Cook, turning occasionally, for 20 minutes; then baste with jelly mixture.
Continue to cook, basting and turning occasionally, until meat near thighbone is no longer pink when slashed (about 10 more minutes).
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 9103 Calories from Fat 5565
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 618 g950.8%
Saturated Fat 187.7 g938.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4244.5 mg1414.8%
Sodium 2505.8 mg104.4%
Total Carbohydrates 139 g46.4%
Dietary Fiber 0.15 g0.61%
Sugars 116.1 g
Protein 701 g1401.5%
Vitamin A 116.6% Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 46.7% Iron 177.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet