Barbecued Vietnamese Five-Spice Cornish Game Hens

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4 14-oz Cornish game hens
1 1/2 tb Light soy sauce
1/4 ts Black pepper
Stephen Ceideburg
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 tb Sugar
1 1/2 tb Vietnamese fish sauce
1 1/2 tb Dry sherry
2 Shallots; or 3 green onions
4 Garlic
1/2 ts Five spice powder

Original recipe makes 4



This aromatic barbecued game hen can be easily served West- ern style with rice, cole slaw or a green salad. [But it would be better with Thai cucumber salad or Vietnamese carrot salad. Mmmm... S.C.] Halve the hens through the breast. Flatten with the palm of your hand. In a mortar or food processor, pound or mince garlic, shallots and sugar. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over hens; marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Set hens, skin-side down, on grill and barbecue over medium coals for 15 minutes. Turn and barbecue 15 minutes longer or until they are thoroughly cooked. Serve with Nuoc Cham dipping sauce. File

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Great Asian flavor. Nice way to cook the hens, they came out perfect.
Trdaun 6y ago

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