Vermont Castings

Margarita Grilled Cornish Hens

Very juicy tangy cornish hen dinner.

Prep Time
6 to 8 hours
Easy to do
Cook Time
15 to 30 minutes



    1. Remove giblets from hens, reserve for another use. Rinse hens under cold water and pat dry. Split each hens in half lengthwise and place in shallow dish.
    2. Combine lime juice, tequila, triple sec, olive oil and garlic in small bowl. Stir well and pour over hens. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours.
    3. Remove hens from marinade. Reserving the marinade. Sprinkle hens with salt and pepper and place cut side down in shallow baking dish.
    4. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
    5. Place reserved marinade in small saucepan. Bring marinade to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
    6. Coat grill rack with cooking spray, Place on grill over medium coals or medium heat. Place hens on rack, and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with marinade.


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