Brick-Grilled Cornish Hens
Brick-Grilled Cornish Hens might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 243 calories, 15g of protein, and 19g of fat. This recipe serves 8. This recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 55 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. Head to the store and pick up pepper, pepper, kosher salt, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the lemon wedges you could follow this main course with the Rolled Baklava as a dessert.
Cut Cornish hens lengthwise through the backbone using kitchen shears, and flatten.
Combine salt and next 4 ingredients; rub evenly over hens.
Place hens in 2-qt. zip-top freezer bags or 2 large baking dishes.
Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil; drizzle lemon juice mixture over hens. Seal or cover, and chill 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
Remove hens from marinade, discarding marinade.
Place hens on cooking grate of grill, and top each with an aluminum foil-wrapped brick. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (300 to 35
18 to 20 minutes on each side, replacing bricks on hens after flipping. Turn grill off, and let stand, covered with grill lid, 5 to 8 minutes or until done. (If using a charcoal grill, transfer hens to a 350 oven, and bake 5 to 8 minutes or until done.)
*Cast-iron skillets may be substituted for foil-wrapped bricks.
Place a sheet of foil between each skillet and hen.