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

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

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...

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