Game Hens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by danj, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    smoked cornish game hens
    Game hens thawed
    4 Cups cold water
    2 Cups apple juice
    1 Cup brown sugar
    1 Teaspoon rosemary
    1 Teaspoon sweet basil
    Combine water, apple juice, brown sugar, rosemary, and sweet basil in a glass or plastic container. (in my oppinion glass is better so you do not get the flavor of plastic with the brine) set aside. Clean the game birds inside and out. place the game birds in the brine and put in the refridgerator for at least 12 hours. When the birds have soaked 12 hours take them out of the birne and put them on the smoking racks and put them into your smoker. (Smoke to desiered smoke flavor I use 2 panfuls of chips (Apple chips or Maple add a good flavor)) Keeps game hens in smoker/cooker until done.
  2. dieselbear

    dieselbear Fire Starter

    Thanks I'll give it a try.
  3. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks looks like one I would like to try.

    Also, had no problem reading that font size........thanks
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have always grilled our cornish hens. I have been thinking that smoking them would be good. But I have never smoked them yet. Your recipe for the brine sounds good but I like to throw in some more spicey kick to it for us.
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds great. Where is the qview
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you should........they make fo a nice quick smoke, around 2 hrs or so.
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great I like them game hens, good stuff!
  8. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Another helpful recipe! :)

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