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Fourth of July Bbqd Cornish Hens

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
cup oil
1 cup fresh lemon juice
12 teaspoons Italian salad dressing
cup chopped onions
1 pepper
1 teaspoon crushed thyme
4 rock Cornish hens, giblets removed

Details

Serves: 8


Method

Blend garlic, seasoned salt, oil, lemon juice, dressing, onions, pepper and thyme. Marinate the birds overnight in the refrigerator.


Cut the birds lengthwise.


Cook on outside grill, bone side down 10 minutes, flesh side down 5 minutes, alternating 10 minutes and 5 minutes in this manner for about an hour and basting with marinade frequently (at least every 5 minutes) while barbequing.

If its raining and you cant get outside to barbecue, just use the oven method: Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Place skin side up in a shallow pan, baste with marinade, cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Remove foil and brush with marinade again. Roast again uncovered for 20-30 minutes (brush with marinade again after about 10 minutes). Test for doneness: drumsticks should be soft and juices should not be tinged with pink when you pierce the thickest part of the thigh with a fork.

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