Friday, December 31, 2010

Tepin-Marinated Cornish Game Hens

This is a variation of the Comanche Marinated Quail that I did for Thanksgiving this year. I did one hen person, but we have lots of leftovers! One hen can easily be split between two people.

4 crushed tepin chilis*
1 bottle of beer
1/4 C vinegar (I used a red wine vinegar)
1 t ground cumin
1 t paprika
1 T oregano
1 t sea salt
1/4 C maple-agave syrup
1/4 C unsulphered molasses
2 T fresh, rough-chopped cilantro

Whisk all marinade ingredients together and marinate hens overnight or for at least 6 hours. Grill over hot coals.

*Thanks, again, to Jenn Erickson - of Rook No. 17 - who gave me the wild dried tepin chilis in exchange for freshwater pearls!

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  1. I have never been brave enough to try making a cornish game hen. Your looks mighty tasty though. I think I am going to have to give it a try.

  2. Hi Carmilla,
    This is a great recipe for any kind of poultry. Those tepin chilies will sure kick it up a notch. We would just love it! Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

  3. Wow! Camilla, your hens look amazing. I'm going to have to give this a try for sure!


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