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B.B.Q. Spatchcock Cornish Game Hen

B.B.Q Spatchcock Cornish Game Hen


2 whole Galli family Farm Cornish Game Hens

1/2 cup B.B.Q. Sauce(your choice brand or Home Made.)

Salt and pepper to taste.

 Cornish Game hens are a single serve meal. One whole bird is good for a regular eater or can be split in half and served to two light eaters. They usually weigh no more than 1.5 lbs. but can range in sizes from as small as 14 ounces, but are mostly around 1 lb.  Their meat is delicate and full of sweet juicy flavor. 

To prepare the hen to be spatchcocked, the backbone has to be removed, so that the hen can be split and cooked evenly on the grill. We can easily do that while we are packaging the hens by request. But it really is easy to do on your own, using your basic kitchen knife. Simply sit the hen on her tail, and with the knife cut along one of the sides of the backbone. Done.

Once split place the hen on a cutting board and season with salt and pepper on all sides evenly. Start the B.B.Q. and heat the grill. Once heated lower the flames to a low setting. Place the hen skin side/ Breast side down onto the grill. Let sizzle for 10 minutes and flip.  Let sit 10 additional minutes.  Spread the B.B.Q. sauce evenly over the hen and flip. Cover the other side with the sauce and let cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes. Spread an additional layer of sauce. Remove from heat and let rest. Serve.