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Four-Alarm Game Hens

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 7 oz Roasted red peppers; drained
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 tb Country-style Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 ts Ground red pepper (or more!)
  • 1/4 ts Tabasco (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 ts Crushed hot red pepper *
  • 2 Rock Cornish game hens **
  • Fresh herb sprigs, optional


*Note: You may use more crushed hot red pepper if desired, to taste. **
Game hens should be about 1 pound each, split lengthwise in half.
Start fire in grill, placing rack 4 inches above coals (see note).
Process red peppers in food processor or blender until smooth; set aside.
Heat oil in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat; add pureed peppers,
mustard, ground red pepper, hot red pepper sauce, and crushed red pepper.
Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and flavors are
Remove from heat; set aside until fire is ready.
Place Rock Cornish game hen halves, skin side down, on hot grill rack;
cook, covered with grill cover, 10 minutes. Turn hens over; cook, covered,
another 10 minutes. Brush hot red pepper sauce liberally over chicken;
cook, covered, 5 minutes longer until chicken is cooked through.
Serve when chicken is well glazed, garnishing with herb sprigs.
NOTE: Hens may be baked in oven. Heat oven to 450F. Prepare sauce as
directed. Place hen halves, skin side up, in a baking or roasting pan. Bake
25 minutes until cooked through. Brush sauce over hens; cook 10 minutes
longer until sauce begins to brown.

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