CORNISH GAME HENS IN RASPBERRY VINEGAR MARINADE

Rock Cornish game hens are all white meat birds, they have a slightly gamey taste that combines well with a fruit marinade.
Difficulty:
3/5
Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
30 min
Serves:
4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Rock Cornish game hens, split lengthwise

FOR THE MARINADE

    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 shallots, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar

juice of 1/4 lemon

  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse hens and pat dry, split them lengthwise. Cut all the way through with a heavy sharp knife. Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, whisking to emulsify. Place the hens in two resealable bags and divide the marinade evenly between them. Marinate for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the grill on HIGH. Reduce to MEDIUM and lightly oil the cooking grids. Place the hens skin side down, and sear 1-2 minutes, turn and sear the other side. Close the lid, reduce heat to LOW, cook 25 minutes, turn and baste twice while grilling.