Brandy-Orange Barbecued Hens

Course : Grilling
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

2 medium fresh Cornish game hens
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice -- divided
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger -- divided
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon brandy
 

Preparation / Directions:

Prepare covered outdoor grill for cooking at least 1/2 hour before grilling. Rinse hens and pat dry; with kitchen string tie drumsticks together. Rub hens with oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon ginger and salt and pepper to taste. In a small bowl, combine marmalade, brandy, and remaining ginger, set aside. Grill, covered, 5-6 inches over medium-hot coals 50-60 minutes. After 40 minutes, brush hens with brandy-orange sauce. Cook until juices run clear when thigh is pierced, basting 3 to 4 times. Serves 2 to 4


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