Smoking Cornish Game Hens

Rinse the game hens under cold running water, inside and out. (Game hens do not usually come with giblets, but do check the cavity for them before rinsing. If you find giblets, freeze them for chicken stock, if desired.)

Dry thoroughly with paper towels. Tuck the wings behind the backs and tie the legs together with butcher’s string.

Rub the outside of each hen with the melted butter. Sprinkle with A Dry Rub that you like (Mine are listed below) Slip a sprig of rosemary and butter into the main cavity of each hen.

When ready to cook, start the Pellet grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 375F and preheat, lid closed, probably for 10 to 15 minutes.

Roast the hens for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the thigh, when read on an instant-read meat thermometer, is 165F. Transfer the hens to a platter or plates and let rest for 5 minutes and enjoy.

Just had this yesterday and OMG

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