Barbecued Black Crows

Add an Asian hint to your dinner tonight with these delicious grilled Cornish game hens flavored with soy sauce-sesame marinade.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
Rock Cornish hens (16 oz each), skin removed, cut lengthwise in half
1/3
cup soy sauce
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon dark sesame oil
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3
medium green onions, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons sesame seed, toasted, if desired
Additional green onions, sliced diagonally, if desired
  • 1 Place hens in resealable freezer plastic bag or large shallow glass dish. In small bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, gingerroot, pepper flakes, 3 tablespoons onions and the garlic; pour marinade over hens. Seal bag or cover dish. Refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove hens from marinade; discard marinade. Place hens, cut sides down, on grill over high heat. Cover grill; cook 14 to 16 minutes, turning occasionally, until juice of hens is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F). Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seed and green onions.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
268
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8 1/2g
8 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Sodium
837mg
837%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
40 1/2g
40 1/2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.