2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons dried lemon peel
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 tablespoons dried onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 game hens, split
1 lemon, peeled and sliced
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Place game hens in a marinade bag and cover with lemon-pepper mixture. Refrigerate and marinate for at least one hour.
Place game hens on a meat trivet in a 14-inch deep Dutch oven. Cover and hang over medium fire on a low hook for 15 to 20 minutes until hens begin to roast. Raise to a higher hook and add top coals.
Continue roasting for about 15 minutes, until juices run clear. Garnish with lemon slices.

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