Bull-Butted Game Hens

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 51


2 (8-ounce) cans Red Bull or other energy drink
1/4 cup Southwest seasoning
2 game hen (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each), cleaned and giblets removed
no-stick spray oil


Heat a grill for indirect grilling over medium heat.

Open the cans of Red Bull pour out one fourth of each can (about 1/4 cup) and drink or discard. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the seasoning into each can of Red Bull. Rub the game hens with the remaining seasoning, inside and out.

Spray the outside of the cans of Red Bull with the oil and place on a sturdy tray or sheet pan. Lower a game hen onto each can, inserting the can into the internal cavity of the hen. Position the hen so that the front legs and the can form a tripod holding the hen upright. Transfer from the tray to the grill, placing the hens on the grill out of direct contact with the fire. Cover the grill and cook until the hens are golden brown and a thermometer inserted into a thick part of the breast or thigh registers 165°F, 40 to 45 minutes.

Transfer the hens, still on the cans, to a tray and, holding the can with tongs and gripping the hen with a towel, twist and lift each hen off of its can. Cut the hens in half to serve, and baste with a little bit of the liquid from the can.

From Homemade In A Hurry. Text copyright © 2006 by Andrew Schloss. Cover photograph copyright © 2006 by Noel Barnhurst. All rights reserved. First published by Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 51
Calories from Fat: 1

This Bull-Butted Game Hens recipe is from the Homemade in a Hurry Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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