smoking cornish game hens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by wagdog, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. wagdog

    wagdog Fire Starter

    Just dropped a few of these into some of Pop's brine and into the fridge for a few days to cure. I've only done ducks like this before so we'll see how these little chickens do!

     
  2. Always wanted to try that. Definitely curious to see the results!
     
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll be watching this one! I too have wanted to try the little birds, and pops brine sounds great.

    Did you use the curing salt, or just brining?
     
  4. wagdog

    wagdog Fire Starter

    Just finished the birds today. They spent 4 or 5 days in pops brine. I used his standard recipe of 1 TBS of curing salt, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and I only used 3/4 cup of kosher salt per 1 gallon of water. They had a nice hammy taste to them. They were a touch salty for my wife but my kids devoured them. Not too shabby. Here's a pic.

    Please ignore the pin feathers in the wing...my kids sure did! :)
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, after seeing this, I have GOT do to some!  That looks good!

    What pin feathers?
     
  6. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Wag dog. Cornish hens are my wife's favorite, hands down! I recommend everyone do them. Soo good with a little smoke on them.
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Really nice , Wagdog . I'm definitely going to beg SWMBO for some of those Tiny Chickens. [​IMG]   They would be marvelous ! ! !

    There were only two little pin feathers and you can barely see them , no biggie  . . . [​IMG]

    Have fun and .  .  .
     

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