Cornish Game Hens on UDS

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by cowgirl, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is a repost.

    I had company for New Years... so I decided to smoke some cornish game hens on my drum smoker...

    I brined the birds overnight in a mixture of water, kosher salt, cracked black pepper, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and bay leaves....




    Sliced smoked sausage to place under the skin....




    Rubbed the birds with butter and sprinkled with kosher salt and cracked black pepper....



    Fired up my drum smoker with a bit of apple and olive wood....




    I added some twice baked potatoes after about an hour and a half...



    Since it was new years day.... I made some hoppin' john with black eyed peas.....





    The hoppin' john.....



    The apple/olive smoked game hen with twiced baked potato, hoppin' john, creamy cucumbers and salad.....





    I like the added moisture of the smoked sausage under the skin....







    Thank you for checking out my Cornish Game Hen smoke.
     
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I still love that first shot, Jeanie. [​IMG] Thanks for reposting this.
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to see this reposted! Truely a work of art [​IMG]
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Dawn and Gene! I thought someone might want to try the sausage under the skin idea sometime. :)
     
  5. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Once again.....another masterpiece.
     
  6. Best Cornish hen I've seen!![​IMG]
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wayne and Keith...thank you! [​IMG]
     
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Jeanie, the food looks great.
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Rick! I sure like your avatar...nice looking drum. :)
     
  10. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Still Shweeeeeeet!
    One of my favorite posts!
    [​IMG]
     
  11. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for re-post.What is olive wood like to smoke with.
     
  12. uncle-honky

    uncle-honky Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Oh my Cowgirl...show some mercy... I'm a droolin' on me keyboard. Your Cornish hens and rice look so good! Great smoke I love Olive also.
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Dave, ALX and Uncle Honky! I appreciate it. :)

    ALX, olive is really mild, almost reminds me of an apple wood.

    Uncle Honky, I like olive too. :) It's good with bacon wrapped shrimp too. [​IMG]
     
  14. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks again.I will look for some olive wood.
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're welcome ALX! I got mine at an Academy sporting goods store.
     
  16. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke! Tell me more about the hoppin John please looks great. It all looks great![​IMG]
     
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  18. dave958

    dave958 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    It all looks so good but like the bird in the hot tub lololol [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  20. oleolson

    oleolson Meat Mopper

    I'll have to try this one too. It's been years since I've had cornish game hens.
     

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