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Southwestern Cornish Game Hens

Cornish game hens are marinated in lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, cilantro and mesquite meal.



  1. Combine lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, cilantro and mesquite meal in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Remove giblets from the game hens; set aside for another use. Wash the game hens.
  3. Place the game hens into the marinade, coating the game hens. Place them into the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning the game hens after 1 hour.
  4. Remove game hens from the refrigerator, and salt and pepper the cavities.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place the game hens on their backs and cover them.
  7. Bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, basting with the marinade every 15 minutes.


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