The aroma will make your mouth water.
Now before we begin, there are three ways to cook this dish... 1) charcoal grill... 2) broiler... 3) bake.
I prefer the first two, when broiling or baking place poultry on a rack to keep it up out of the drippings. If baking pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Okay, now mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic (finely chopped or crushed), and rosemary, you should have a creamy yellow basting sauce when you have done this. Set this aside for now so the flavors will blend.
If you are using chicken cut it into pieces, if your using Cornish Game Hens split them along the breast bone so they lay flat *DO NOT CUT THEM IN HALVES* just split the breast bone so that they fold down. Salt and pepper the poultry to taste, place in a dish and lightly baste with your olive oil mixture, cover and set in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate.
You ready to rock the world of your family with the aroma from this.... of course you are, lets get heavy metal on their hiney's.
If your using a grill it should be ready, open the window so the aroma will come wafting into the house and drive the family crazy, if broiling or baking get your baking sheet and rack set up and arrange the poultry SKIN SIDE DOWN.... baste with olive oil mixture, turn the poultry over and baste the skin side.... place the magic in the oven.
In about 10-15 minutes you'll know what I mean about the aroma, this is when you baste the poultry again and turn it over, you want to repeat this step every 10 minutes. By the time this has finished cooking your family will be on the brink of insanity from the absolutely wonderful aroma this dish will fill your home with.
Cook for 45 minutes up to an hour to get the poultry done (game hens slightly less)
*If at all possible I highly recommend using fresh garlic and rosemary
Keep a close eye on this as it is cooking as not to scorch the meat, and baste and turn as often as necessary.
You will amaze family and friends with this, it is a lot simpler than it looks.
** Note: Do not substitute the olive oil for any reason, it is the essence of the basting sauce.
Don't screw it up, if ya do stay the hell out of the kitchen.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (241g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 84 (27%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 9.3g||12 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.6g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.3g|
|Cholesterol 131.5mg||40 %|
|Sodium 148.3mg||5 %|
|Potassium 599.9mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1.6g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.1g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 1.5g|
|Protein 52.6g||75 %|
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Calories per serving: 313
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