Cookbook:Grilled Cornish Hens

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  • 2 spatchcocked Cornish/Rock Game Hens
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Bacon fat


  1. Combine seasonings. Brush hens with bacon fat. (if you were using already set up fat, might want to melt it.) Massage seasoning mixture into hens. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat a charcoal grill using a chimney. (no solvent-it gives the food a chemical taste even if you follow the directions) Grill hens, turning constantly, until internal temperature of both the thigh and breast reach 165°. Remove and let rest 10 minutes. Serve.