Grilled Game Hen with Moroccan Spices


We made this quite a while back, and gave it a Very Good!!! rating. Hope you enjoy it also.

Grilled Game Hen with Moroccan Spices
(serves 2)

1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. minced garlic, mashed to paste

1 large Cornish game hen (about 1 1/2 lbs.), quartered

Prepare grill medium-high heat. Stir curry powder, coriander, cumin and cayenne in heavy small skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add garlic to skillet; mix into spices.

Using fingertips, loosen skin of game hen pieces. Rub spice paste onto meat under skin. Sprinkle outside of pieces with salt and pepper.

Place hen pieces on grill. Cover with foil and grill 10 minutes. Uncover, turn pieces over. Cover and continue to grill until golden brown, cooked through and juices run clear when hen is pierced with small knife, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes for breast pieces and about 15 minutes for leg-thigh pieces.

Source: BA 7-97