Butterflied Cornish Hens Rubbed With Lemon Garlic Butter

Course : Grilling
Serves: 4
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4 medium Cornish hens -- butterflied
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup lemon garlic butter -- at room temperature
2 tablespoons ancho powder
---lemon garlic butter---
1 cup fresh lemon juice
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons garlic minced
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 teaspoon freshly-ground white pepper -- to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Prepare a wood or charcoal fire and let it burn down to embers. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the lemon juice to a boil and reduce to the consistency of honey. Set aside to cool. In a food processor, blend the lemon syrup and garlic with the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve. Brush the hens with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle with the ancho chile powder and grill skin side down over medium-low heat, covered, for 15 minutes. The skin should be brown and crispy. Turn the hens over and cook an additional 5 minutes or until done. Remove from the grill and rub them generously with the room temperature Lemon Garlic Butter. Recipe Source: GRILLIN' and CHILLIN' with Bobby Flay and Jack McDavid From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # GR-3605

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