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.

Photo by Heather S.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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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