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Oct 1, 2009

Aegean Grilled Cornish Hens


Ingredients
4 Tyson® Cornish Game Hens without Giblets, thawed
4 Teaspoons Greek seasoning
2 Teaspoons grated lemon peel
1-1/4 Teaspoons salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
1/4 Cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions
Preheat grill to medium-high. Combine Greek seasoning, lemon peel, 1/2 teaspoon, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Wash hands. Cut each hen down the backbone and spread flat on cutting board. Slip your hand between the meat and skin on breast and thigh sections to loosen. Spread 1/4 of seasoning mixture evenly under the skin of each hen. Sprinkle hens with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Wash hands.
Place hens on grill, skin side down. Cover and grill 25 minutes. Turn hens using tongs; cover and grill 25 minutes longer or until done (internal temp 180°F).
Meanwhile, combine lemon juice, olive oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
Place hens on serving platter and drizzle with lemon-oil mixture. Serve with couscous and a Greek salad. Refrigerate leftovers.