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Jerk Cornish Hen


A 24-hour marinade is the secret to this flavorful, juicy entree. The combination of vegetables, herbs and spices makes it uncommonly good.

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  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 6 Cornish hens, split in center


Servings 6


Step 1

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except Cornish hens; mix well. Rub mixture into each hen; pour any remaining mixture over hens. Cover; refrigerate. Let hens marinate for 24 hours.

Remove hens from marinade; pat dry. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place hens in roasting pan. Roast until internal temperature is 160 degrees.

Tip: Hens can also be grilled over low coals on a charcoal grill.


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