Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens on a Gas Grill

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2007

These birds provide crisp skin and delicate meat and are an elegant alternative to chicken.

SERVES4

TIME1¾ hours, plus 1 hour brining and 30 minutes soaking

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our ideal grilled game hen recipe would deliver smoky flavor, crisp skin, and moist meat. We found that by butterflying the birds we could keep all of the skin on one side, which meant it became crisp more quickly when placed facing the coa...

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