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

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

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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