Author Topic: Cornish Game Hens  (Read 2589 times)

Offline Smokeville

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Cornish Game Hens
« on: December 07, 2010, 04:51:54 PM »
Ok, so I saw the ad that said they were on sale for $1.88 EACH! Previously frozen.

I bought 12 that were not previously frozen and kept them for a moment of weakness, which was yesterday. So they got defrosted and brined and here they are waiting for their moment in the smoker.....



All 12 went in my 6-rack digital which took far too long to do the job (it's about 32F here in Oakville right now).... 1 hour of mesquite (a trial run), 1 hour of maple, 1 hour of oak, and a bit of some puck I had left over....

And here some of them are, after 30 minutes in the oven.....



A photo of the bones will be downloaded sometime later tonight....

Maybe.


Offline jiggerjams

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 05:55:28 PM »
Look Delish!! How was the smoker experience in the temps tonight? Did it struggle?

Offline SoCalBuilder

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 05:58:49 PM »
Those look awful tasty :) At a $1.88, you stole those.

Offline Smokeville

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 08:32:38 PM »
Oh my, yes, they were a steal.... If I see them again at that price I would go back every day for the sale week.

Jiggerjams, the digital was in my garage with the doors open, and it always struggles. Not my first choice. I wish I had a second OBS...

Offline ArnieM

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 12:52:38 AM »
So, how you gonna eat 'em all?  I'm willing to help.  :D
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Offline dman4505

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 06:22:13 AM »
So, how you gonna eat 'em all?  I'm willing to help.  :D

I agree with you Arnie, I'm willing to help as well they look rather tastey.

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Offline Smokeville

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 06:40:25 AM »
Believe it or not, I haven't tasted one yet! It was late last night when they were done so I put them in the fridge and will vac bag them today.

However, the drippings in the pan after they finished in the oven were finger licking good...

Offline bigcatdaddy

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 10:42:37 AM »
WOW!!!  Those look fantastic!!!!  I bet they'll eat good too.  Those drippings would make some good gravy for some smashed taters. ;)

Offline Smokeville

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Re: Cornish Game Hens
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 08:40:41 PM »
My woof wife and I had one for supper -- I used poultry shears to cut it in two and then put the halves in the oven. With a bit more heat the skin would have been better but both halves are nothing but bones......