Jamaican Jerk Grilled Cornish Hens


By Todd Johnson


Jamaican Jerk Grilled Cornish Hens - 5/28/1999

3 1 1/2 lb. rock Cornish game hens 1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil 1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon Pinch of garlic powder
1 Tbl. salt 1 Tbl. onion powder
1 tsp. black pepper


Split the hens in half and flatten with a karate chop. Mix lime juice and olive oil. To make jerk seasoning, mix allspice, chili powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic powder, salt, onion powder and black pepper. Add 1 1/2 Tbl. to lime juice and olive oil. Extra seasoning will keep in a closed jar. Pour jerk seasoning/lime juice/oil mixture over hens, coating all sides. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Grill skin side down for 15 minutes. Turn over and grill 15 more minutes. Mango chutney and grilled corn go great with this dish. Serves 6.

Recipe from Cameon Orel, Yarrow Bay Beach Cafe

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