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Grilled Cornish Game Hens with Lemon, Sumac, and Date Relish

Grilled Cornish Game Hens with Lemon, Sumac, and Date Relish
Photo by Brigitte Sire

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coarse kosher salt
  • 10 very thin lemon slices
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ground sumac*
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Date Relish
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 5 1 1/4- to 11/2-pound Cornish game hens, cut lengthwise in half, backbone removed
    • ½ cup olive oil

Combine 9 cups water, 1/2 cup lemon juice, and coarse salt in large nonreactive pot. Stir until salt dissolves. Add hen halves and press to submerge. Refrigerate hens in brine, weighing down with heavy plate if needed, at least 6 hours and up to 1 day. Whisk 1/2 cup lemon juice, oil, and sumac in...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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