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Cornish Game Hens on UDS

post #1 of 27
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This is a repost.

I had company for New Years... so I decided to smoke some cornish game hens on my drum smoker...

I brined the birds overnight in a mixture of water, kosher salt, cracked black pepper, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and bay leaves....

Sliced smoked sausage to place under the skin....

Rubbed the birds with butter and sprinkled with kosher salt and cracked black pepper....

Fired up my drum smoker with a bit of apple and olive wood....

I added some twice baked potatoes after about an hour and a half...

Since it was new years day.... I made some hoppin' john with black eyed peas.....

The hoppin' john.....

The apple/olive smoked game hen with twiced baked potato, hoppin' john, creamy cucumbers and salad.....

I like the added moisture of the smoked sausage under the skin....

Thank you for checking out my Cornish Game Hen smoke.
post #2 of 27
I still love that first shot, Jeanie. icon_lol.gif Thanks for reposting this.
post #3 of 27
Glad to see this reposted! Truely a work of art PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 27
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Thank you Dawn and Gene! I thought someone might want to try the sausage under the skin idea sometime. :)
post #5 of 27
Once again.....another masterpiece.
post #6 of 27
Best Cornish hen I've seen!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 27
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Wayne and Keith...thank you! biggrin.gif
post #8 of 27
Nice job Jeanie, the food looks great.
post #9 of 27
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Thank you Rick! I sure like your avatar...nice looking drum. :)
post #10 of 27
Still Shweeeeeeet!
One of my favorite posts!
post #11 of 27
Thanks for re-post.What is olive wood like to smoke with.
post #12 of 27
Oh my Cowgirl...show some mercy... I'm a droolin' on me keyboard. Your Cornish hens and rice look so good! Great smoke I love Olive also.
post #13 of 27
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Thank you Dave, ALX and Uncle Honky! I appreciate it. :)

ALX, olive is really mild, almost reminds me of an apple wood.

Uncle Honky, I like olive too. :) It's good with bacon wrapped shrimp too. icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 27
Thanks again.I will look for some olive wood.
post #15 of 27
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You're welcome ALX! I got mine at an Academy sporting goods store.
post #16 of 27
Great looking smoke! Tell me more about the hoppin John please looks great. It all looks great!PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #17 of 27
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Thanks Cruizer!
Here's a link to my hoppin' john recipe.


I really like the stuff. lol
post #18 of 27


It all looks so good but like the bird in the hot tub lololol biggrin.gif

post #19 of 27
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lol Dave....thanks!!
Did you ever check out my hot tub hens?

I like to play with my food. biggrin.gif
post #20 of 27
I'll have to try this one too. It's been years since I've had cornish game hens.
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